Instagram will ask new members to provide their date of birth when setting up an account, as it plans more "age-appropriate experiences". The photo-sharing network already requires people to be at least 13 years old to create an account. Asking for a date of birth would help the company to avoid targeting ads for age-restricted products at children, the Reuters news agency reported. The information will help Instagram stop adult-focused advertisements for gambling, alcohol and birth control from being displayed to children. But the company said that in the coming weeks it would encourage young members to switch on more privacy settings.
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