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WhatsApp increases minimum age of users

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MENLO PARK – Messaging service WhatsApp increases the minimum age for European users. They need to be at least sixteen years old to the app, the company announced. The minimum age is now thirteen years old.

It is still unclear whether and how the organization wants to verify that people meet the criteria.

WhatsApp will users ask to confirm that they are at least sixteen years of age. They must, therefore, accept new terms of use. The company wants to ensure that it complies with new privacy legislation next month.

It is still unclear whether and how the organization wants to verify that people meet the criteria.

Use it worldwide, approximately 1.5 billion people with the message, sets parent company Facebook. The age limit changes for the time being only in the European Union. The service is popular among teenagers.

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