Instagram users must verify their identity through a video selfie. This way they can show that they are a real person
As a way to improve the security of your platform, Instagram activate verification with a selfie video. With this new function, the platform seeks to fight against identity theft.
To avoid bots and the creation of fake accounts, the social network He asks users to record themselves to prove that they are a real person.
The verification via selfie video It is active in some users where suspicious activity has been detected.
In accordance with Instagram This tool is in the development phase so it will not be available to all users.
“We want the content you see on Instagram to be authentic and come from real people, not bots or others trying to trick you. Starting today, we will start asking people to confirm who is behind an account when we see a potentially inauthentic pattern of behavior. “
Through the social networks Some people have reported that when trying to log into a new device they have missed this ad.
Other people have even revealed that this option appears when creating a new account.
Instagram assured that with verification through a selfie video will not be saved biometric data and will not be used facial recognition technology. In this sense, he explained that the clip will be deleted after 30 days and will not be visible in the user’s profile.
What is this new form of Instagram verification?
In accordance with Instagram, when suspicious activity is noticed in an account, the user will receive an alert indicating that it is necessary to use verification through a selfie video.
“Take a selfie video: we need a short video of you turning your head in different directions. This helps us to confirm that you are a real person and to confirm your identity “
Once the user has agreed to take the 30-second video, the platform will tell the user how to do it:
- Keep the mobile device at eye level
- Move the head sideways, up and down, in order to get a complete view of the face
Once he selfie video it was done correctly, the option to send the video will appear to finish the verification process.
Being a measure that is being tested, users have reported that there are many failures when they try to send the video.