WhatsApp is changing its minimum age requirements in Europe. From now on you have to be at least 16 years of age to be able to use the app in Europe.
The change is to comply with the new GDPR (European General Data Protection) regulations which will come into force in Europe from the 25th of May 2018.
WhatsApp will now ask users to confirm that they are at least 16 years of age, previously the app had an age limit of 13 years of age.
These new rules come into force next month and it looks like Facebook will not be enforcing this rule on their website in Europe. Instead they will be asking for a parent or guardian to give permission for their children to use the App.
It is interesting to see that Facebook and WhatsApp are taking a different approach to this as they are all part of the same company.
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