Thu. Sep 19th, 2019

WhatsApp prohibits the use of children under 16 in its next update



The next update of the instant messaging application Whatsapp, version 2.19.222, will not allow children under 16 years of age residing in Europe to use it, as the portal specialized in informing about the app
WABetaInfo. This news was announced in april last year and it has already begun to apply in the beta version of Android.

Although it is not known how it will be effective, the media has explained that WhatsApp will start closing in the coming weeks the accounts of users who do not meet the age requirements. In Europe the limit will be 16 years, however, in the rest of the world users will have to have over 13 years.






This news was announced in April of last year and has already begun to apply in the beta version of Android

At this time, the application already details this requirement. Specifically, in terms of use and privacy notifies that if the user "He lives in a country in the European Region, he must be at least 16 years old to use our services."

The restriction was already shared in 2012, where it was specified that they could only use the app Those over 16 years. Although in 2016 they were lowered to 13 years, the last update of the security terms last year set the minimum age at 16.


Although it is not known how it will be effective, the media specialized in informing about the ‘app’, WABetaInfo, has specified that WhatsApp will start closing the accounts of users who do not meet the age requirements in the coming weeks








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