Instagram forcing users to enter birth date

Instagram is now forcing all users globally to enter their date of birth

The compliance is mandatory to be able to use Instagram seamlessly

Instagram made birth date mandatory to restrict access for kids below the age of 13

Instagram is prompting users to fill in their birth date details immediately

Instagram tells users that there is no option to bypass it

If users try to bypass the restriction with fake birth details, Instagram AI can detect the accurate age

Instagram started asking for age verification as an optional feature back in 2019

Meta was found working on a kids-focussed version of Instagram dubbed Instagram Kids

Advocacy groups urged Meta to drop the plan

Meta, since then, paused the development of the Kids app