The most popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has announced a dramatic step of WhatsApp Ban. Keeping in mind the security and safety for its users, WhatsApp is going to put age limit on its app. Now all the users below 16 years of age will no longer be able to use this app.
WhatsApp Ban is applicable to people under the age of 16
The change will be made ahead of the introduction of new EU privacy laws in May. Until now, WhatsApp has allowed 13 year-olds to join the messaging service. However, from May 25 and with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it will increase for those inside the EU.
Users will need to confirm their age as part of a new terms of service in the coming weeks. Those who do not meet the new minimum age requirement will no longer be able to use the app. The company also claimed that they are not asking for any new rights to collect personal information as part of the new terms.
The company said,
“Our goal is simply to explain how we use and protect the limited information we have about you,”
Other services Facebook and Twitter have also been rolling out new terms of service in order to bring their businesses in line with the new regulations. The regulations also give users greater powers to access and control how their data is used, and the right to have personal data erased.