Roblox will start verifying the age of teenage players

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Roblox’s age verification process involves scanning government-issued ID. | Image: Roblox

Roblox is rolling out an age verification feature that will allow players to confirm their age and gain access to features reserved for older players. Age verification will be optional, and Roblox tells The Verge it will “not retain any data” from the verification process, which requires showing a form of ID.

For now, only one feature requires age verification: Roblox’s new voice chat feature, Spacial Voice. During its initial beta test, it will only be available to players who verify they are at least 13 years old. (Roblox didn’t say whether it would later be available to users regardless of verification status.)

But the implication seems to be that other features — perhaps specific Roblox games or community tools — could be age-gated...

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