Meta-owned photo-sharing app Instagram is reportedly asking some customers to supply a video selfie displaying a number of angles of their face to confirm the account.
In accordance with XDA Builders, a number of customers have reported being requested to take a video selfie to confirm their present accounts. The corporate began testing the characteristic final 12 months however bumped into technical points.
Meta is trying to this characteristic to scale back the variety of pretend or spam accounts on the platform.
As soon as the video is recorded, customers might want to submit the video to platform for affirmation of identification. As per report, this video won’t ever be seen on Instagram and can be deleted from the servers inside 30 days.
In the meantime, Instagram is testing a brand new characteristic referred to as ‘Take a Break’ to encourage folks to take common breaks from utilizing the Meta-owned photo-sharing app.
In accordance with Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, the long-awaited ‘Take a Break’ characteristic will remind customers once they have spent a very long time on the platform.
‘Take a Break’ is predicted to be extra extensively obtainable in December, Mosseri added.
The brand new characteristic comes amid elevated criticism that Instagram is dangerous to its teen customers. Just lately, American whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed how standard social media apps can adversely have an effect on younger folks’s psychological well being.