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Instagram is tightening the rules. Here's how to tell if someone is 18 or younger

Instagram is tightening the rules. Here's how to tell if someone is 18 or

Instagram announced Thursday that it is testing new options. Currently only in the US, to be extended worldwide. Will verify users and their age. Are they over 18 years old?

To address the concerns of lawmakers and parents, Instagram will ask users to verify their age by uploading a photo ID, recording a selfie video, or asking mutual friends to confirm their age.

Stricter age controls come after Instagram was criticized for impacting the mental health of new users last year. After facing critical feedback, the company created more tools for parental controls, e.g. Family Center.?