How to change the date of birth on your Instagram?

The Instagram platform, after its acquisition by Facebook, has grown to considerable levels. The mobile application currently has millions of users, including you.

To create an account you should have previously filled in your personal information or it should have been filled in automatically with the information from your Facebook account . If you think there was an error or you still want to change your date of birth, here you will learn how to do it.

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  1. What are the reasons why Instagram requests your date of birth when registering?
    1. sensitive content
    2. Advertising
  2. What steps must be followed to change the date of birth of your profile on Instagram?
    1. In the web
    2. from Android
    3. Con iOS

What are the reasons why Instagram requests your date of birth when registering?

There are several reasons at the user level and at the commercial level why not only Instagram, but any social network requests this type of information from users when they open their accounts on each platform.

sensitive content

One of the reasons why not only social networks but any online platform needs to know the date of birth of its users so that those minors are not shown sensitive or explicit content.

With the user’s date of birth entered into the registry, platforms and social networks like Instagram filter underage users to protect them from content that should not be available to them


This is by far the main reason why any social network wants not only your date of birth but also any personal information that may be relevant to advertisers on the platform.

As mentioned previously, with your date of birth you are indirectly giving them your age and with this they will not only be able to determine if you are eligible to see sensitive content: with that information they can help advertisers narrow down your interests to show ads that may interest you.

What steps must be followed to change the date of birth of your profile on Instagram?

You must first be logged in to the device on which you are going to change the date or switch to the account you will be changing if you have multiple accounts open on a single device . You can do it both in a web browser (with the Google Chrome browser being the one with the best support) and on mobile devices, whether Android or iOS.

In any of the mentioned devices, we only have to go to the configuration section of our profile after having logged in. Although depending on each device, the path to access will be different:

In the web

Unlike the applications for Android or iOS mobile devices, the web version of Instagram has many limitations, among them is that of modifying the date of birth in our personal data.

After logging into the web version of Instagram, enter your profile by clicking on your username or photo. Once inside your profile, click on your profile picture located in the upper right corner and go to Settings.

Then from this section go to the Privacy and Security section : then go to Account data > View account data. From there you can see the date of birth that you have in your Instagram account.

Keep in mind that from the web version you can make other changes to your Instagram account , such as setting the privacy of your stories , changing some of your data, changing passwords and much more.

from Android

Go to the Instagram app and log in if you haven’t already. Once you are on the main screen of Instagram, touch your profile icon : this will take you to the main page of your profile.

Once there, touch the hamburger icon in the upper right corner and go to Settings > Account > Personal Information and you will see some private data of your account: among these data will be the date of birth which we can modify.

Con iOS

The application for iOS devices is the same for Android devices, so the procedure to make this change in our account on an Apple device will be exactly the same as on any other mobile device .

Enter the application and log in if you have not done so, go to your profile, click on the hamburger icon and follow the path Settings > Account > Personal Information . All that remains is to make the change.

These are the ways to modify the date of birth on your Instagram account. The important aspects that will be affected by your experience on the platform will be the ads displayed by Instagram and access to sensitive content depending on your age. Remember that you can also make your Instagram account private from the settings .


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