You have to be 16 years old to access WhatsApp in Europe


As a contribution to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, messaging app WhatsApp has updated its terms and policies for the European Union.

One of the new standards suggests that in order to use WhatsApp in Europe a user’s minimum age should be 16 years. Additionally, WhatsApp has developed new standards of privacy in order to protect the users’ information.

WhatsApp, in a blog post said, “Next month, the European Union is updating its privacy laws to require greater transparency for how people’s information is used online. WhatsApp is updating our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy where the law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is taking effect. WhatsApp cares deeply about your privacy and security. Every message and call is secured by end-to-end encryption so that no one, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to your conversations.

WhatsApp suggests that it does not that it is currently not sharing the user account information and will keep users updated of its future plans.

Furthermore, the ability to download data will reach WhatsApp in a couple of weeks to all the users globally.


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