Instagram and Facebook gender information


#1

Recently a guide here on the forum discussed the option in Jarvee use names list to filter followers by gender.

Since giving information about one’s gender in an Instagram profile is optional, I was wondering if anyone knows how such information is collected by Instagram to use in insights and for sponserd posts targeting?


#2

Facebook and at account creation. Only they know


#3

How dare you assume that people have a gender! Shame on you!

Social justice warriors incoming lol


#4

People DO HAVE GENDERS. But… shame on me for not knowing all 63 by heart. I am a naiv boy who grew up in a small village where the world was black and white as well as female or male. EDIT: or neutral --> German “es”

But we are all here to learn and advance… aren’t we :rofl:


#5

HOW DARE YOU PUT A NUMBER ON THE AMOUNT OF GENDERS, THEY ARE INFINITE!!!

Please, just stop :cry:

lol


#6

I am deeply sorry for not putting the right number symbol. It is just not on my keyboard. But I have found a pic that I wanna share with you :slight_smile:


#7

Facebook/IG hold onto gender data for their advertising.
It’s not public data so name filtering is your best solution today.


#8

Didn’t think I could get access to it (which could be amazing)
Just wondering if anyone has guesses/information about how they are doing this classification.


#9

I don’t think Instagram uses the gender specifically for targeting posts, but rather what you like etc. A gender filter is too bias imo.