Instagram is asking for your birthday in order to further personalize the experience and add protections for underage users. Currently, Instagram only allows people 13 and older to join, though there are talks of an Instagram for kids platform becoming a reality too.
Why does Instagram need your birthday?
To do that we need to know how old everybody is on Instagram, so we’ve started asking people to share their birthday with us if they haven’t shared it previously. This information allows us to create new safety features for young people, and helps ensure we provide the right experiences to the right age group.
How do I remove my birthday from Instagram?
How can I add or edit my birthday to my Instagram account?
- Tap Edit Profile.
- Tap Personal Information Settings.
- Tap Birthday and enter your date of birth or tap Update on Facebook.
Should I put my real birthday on Instagram?
Instagram doesn’t ask you to enter your birthday, so you’ll only need to worry if you’ve put it in your Bio. If you have, remove it.
Does Instagram remind people of your birthday?
Unfortunately, Instagram will not notify others it’s your birthday. However, this option is only available on Facebook, and others receive notifications about friends’ birthdays.
How does Instagram verify age?
Your photo ID must include your face and date of birth so we can verify your age. After you send us a copy of your ID, it’ll be encrypted and stored securely. Your ID won’t be visible on your profile, to friends or to other people on Instagram and will be deleted 30 days after submission.
How do you post something on your story on Instagram?
To share a feed post to your story, just tap the paper airplane button below the post, just as you would to send it via Direct. At the top, you’ll now see the option to create a story. Tap it to see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story.
Does Google really need my birthday?
But here’s what Google support says: “When you sign up for a Google Account, you may be asked to add your birthday. Knowing your birthday helps us use age-appropriate settings for your account.
Is it bad to have your birthday in your email address?
For both safety and ageism reasons – don’t use your birth year in an email address. Avoid addresses that include a nickname, hobby, pet’s name, or any other personal information. You don’t want to showcase something that could lead to discrimination or give a bad impression.
Does Google require your birthday by law?
If you don’t wish to comply, you’ll need to search for an e-mail provider that doesn’t do that. Google asked me, too. The actual law is known as The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).
Why can’t I put my birthday on Instagram?
If you’ve linked your Facebook and Instagram accounts, we’ll update your Instagram account with information from your Facebook profile including your birthday. … If you haven’t linked your accounts, you can still add your birthday to your Instagram account.
What can a scammer do with my date of birth?
With your name, address and birth date in hand, scammers may be able to buy your Social Security number on websites that normally sell them to businesses conducting background checks.