Europe's minimum age limit for WhatsApp is 16 years

WhatsApp increases age limit to 16 in Europe

Now if you are living in Europe then you have to be at least 16 years of age to use Whatsapp. In regions outside of Europe, the minimum age to use WhatsApp will remain as 13.

How WhatsApp will confirm age and enforce the new limit is unclear.

Those who fail to get permission from a guardian will be shown "a more generic version of Facebook" that is less reliant on personal data, the tech news site says.

WhatsApp was founded back in the year 2009, it has come under a lot of pressure due to its end-to-end encrypted messages and it has now suspended the plan to increase the amount of data shared with Facebook, so the advertisers could be targeted more effectively. Apart from WhatsApp, Facebook acquired all other platforms like Oculus, Instagram and Facebook itself also are complying with all the GDPR related changes. The changes are meant to make the privacy policy visually clear and easy to use, Twitter's Data Protection Officer Damien Kieran wrote in a blog post. GDPR also provides users the right to have the companies delete any of their data that the users deem fit.

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The social media platform has also continued to come under scrutiny over its decision to share users' phone numbers and other information with Facebook to help target ads more effectively- a step that was later suspended by the company after European regulators tried to block it.

According to WhatsApp, all users will be required to comply with a new data and privacy policy where users will be asked to explicitly mention they are at least 16 years of age.

Facebook's approach to under 16s in Europe is slightly different. It said on Tuesday it still wanted to share the data at some point. In the coming weeks, you will be able to download and see the limited data that we collect.

Rather than offer that second option, WhatsApp's new Terms of Service suggest a blanket rule which is that you either have to be 16 or you will be banned. In another move, Facebook will hereafter ask for parental approval from teens falling between 13 and 15 years to share their personal information.

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