Instagram’s move to require users’ birthdays may hurt some account’s reach, but ultimately it will provide a safer environment for people of all ages.
Instagram first started asking users to provide a birthday on their account in 2019. However, users with an older account were omitted from the process, at least until now. Instagram has finally started asking more users to add their birthdays to continue viewing sensitive content. It warns that soon including your birthday in your account information will not be optional.
While it could lead to some accounts having their reach cut, ultimately, this move will help keep younger users safe from sensitive content they do not need to see.