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WhatsApp is banning teens under 16 in Europe ahead of privacy law changes

April 25, 2018

Via: Mashable
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For teenagers in the European Union, WhatsApp is about to change in a big way.

The Facebook-owned messaging app is raising its age limit from 13 to 16 in Europe to meet the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, which comes in to force on May 25.

According to the app’s new Terms of Service, WhatsApp will ask users to confirm they are 16 or over when asked to agree to new terms of service and a privacy policy, which will be sent out in “the next few weeks.”

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