As our community continues to expand globally and by age (as of the second quarter of 2021, nearly 50% of users on our platform are over 13 years old), we want to ensure that everyone can express themselves in a safe and respectful way. Full confidence in the age and identity of users is the key foundation for Metaverse’s safety and civilization. We are developing new and innovative ways to do this while always respecting the privacy of users.
One of the ways we do this on the Roblox platform is to provide our users with a new opt-in age verification service. This new service allows us to provide:
- Age-appropriate communication. Later this fall, Spatial Voice is currently in a limited developer Beta version, which is available for early access to all users who have verified that they are 13 years of age or older.To ensure that you are eligible to use Spatial Voice in advance when the public beta version is available, please verify your age herePlease note that age verification is gradually rolling out to all users, so it may take a while for you to see this option appear in your account.
- New workflows and features for developers and creators. In addition to providing an age-appropriate experience, developers and creators can also rely on identity verification as a signal of trust when looking for collaborators on the Roblox platform. The verified status lets the community know that the developer or creator is what they say.
How does this work
Age verification is divided into two stages. The first is the ID check, and then the selfie match. On the Roblox app, users first scan their ID, driving license or passport. Roblox uses advanced image processing technology to verify the legitimacy of documents.
From there, users are asked to take selfies to check “activity” and “similarity”. Liveness ensures that the person taking the selfie is a living, breathing individual (not just a static image of a person), and the similarity ensures that the person in the selfie is the same person as the face on the ID document. The whole process is automated, and it usually takes a few seconds to get the result after capturing the image.
We want you to know that we take the safety of the community And privacy is serious, and Roblox does not store original ID or selfie dataWhen the government-issued ID is scanned for verification, an anonymous value is generated, allowing Roblox to verify the identity securely without risking revealing the user’s true identity.
Starting today, age verification services will be gradually rolled out to users, September 21, 2021, In the course of a few weeks.It will be available in ov worldwideer Mobile devices and desktop devices in 180 countries/regions, suitable for government supporters 13 years of age or olderAsk for an ID card or passport.
Age verification marks an important milestone in our long-term vision to build a trustworthy, interesting and civilized platform for everyone. As part of this vision, we will continue to work to verify the age of users in a seamless manner and always respect the privacy of users. Over time, we will continue to introduce new and innovative ways for users to easily and securely maintain and protect their identities on the Roblox platform, unlock new immersive social features, and jointly build and enjoy amazing experiences .