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Meta brings age verification to Facebook dating

Meta introduced age verification to Facebook Dating, a move that will not allow users under 18 to register a d enjoy what’s ment for adults.

The Facebook Dating app, which allows users to connect with others is getting a new feature to verify age and identity.

Meta says it will allow users to upload a selfie and a government-issued ID for verification of age and identity, similar to how it operates on its platform for businesses.

The company also announced that it will offer a video selfie and ID upload options to verify age and identity on the app.

The changes are part of Meta’s “responsible dating” initiative, which aims to protect minors from predatory behavior online by encouraging them to use technology such as Facebook Dating responsibly.

Facebook Dating is a mobile dating app that allows users to browse potential matches based on their Facebook friends.

Meta will offer a video selfie and ID upload options to verify age and identity on the Facebook Dating app. Age verification is already available on Tinder through Facebook Connect, and recently launched on OkCupid as well.

“We’re committed to making sure people have age-appropriate experiences across our technologies, and as part of this work, we’ve been testing age verification tools and using age detection technology to stop people under the age of 18 from accessing experiences meant for adults.”

It further added, “Starting today, we’re expanding our age verification test to Facebook Dating in the US. We require people to be at least 18 years old in order to sign up for and access Facebook Dating, and age verification tools will help verify that only adults are using the service and help prevent minors from accessing it. We’re also continuing our partnership with Yoti, a company that specialises in online age verification so that people have more than one option to choose from to verify their age.”

 

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