WhatsApp will place limits on children

The application update will include a minimum age requirement for users, who will not be able to use the service if they do not comply

WhatsApp is working on a new update that will now require a minimum age of 13 years for new users to create their account in the world of instant messaging.

The purpose of the measure is to comply with some requirements of governments throughout the world, which have been asking for some time now that the platform integrates these improvements to regulate the delivery of personal data of adolescents who do not have the authorization of their parents.

However, the restriction will be different in Europe, since in that continent the age limit will be at 16 years. According to some sources, the improvement is currently under development and is expected to be activated soon by the company.

In the same order of ideas, the goal is to constantly monitor users and in the case of those who already have an account but do not meet the requirement, they will be immediately blocked.

The improvement will be integrated in update 2.19.222 and the first operating system to receive it is expected to be iOS. Dates of when the aforementioned improvement can arrive to the Android system still are unknown.

L. Sáenz

Source: Fayer Wayer

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