Instagram has plans to decrease the number of fake spam accounts by asking for video selfie verifications.
According to Matt Navara’s screenshots, it seems like the new feature is already in use.
Suspected accounts need to verify themselves with video selfies on Instagram
The screenshots show that the new identity verification method will assist Instagram in determining whether or not a specific user is a genuine person. Instagram wants a short film of you turning your head in various directions for verification. Meta promises that these video selfies won’t be stored and will be deleted in 30 days.
In the first screenshot taken from Instagram, you can read:
“We need a short video of turning your head in different directions. This helps us confirm that you’re a real person and confirm your identity.”
Aside from this, the video selfies you’ll post will never be shown on Instagram.
Earlier this month Facebook (now called Meta) stated that it will stop using facial recognition software on its platform.
This isn’t the first time Instagram has attempted to implement video selfies for verification; in fact, it’s been done before. Last year, in August, Facebook introduced a similar type of security check feature, which was only available for a short time. But it was removed afterwards due to technical difficulties.