WhatsApp prohibits anyone under the age of 16 from using their app in Europe. It raises the age limit by three years, just as European privacy rules start on May 25, as discovered by Reuters .
Facebook's approach to comply with the new rules will instead ask its teenagers between the ages of 1
In regions outside Europe, the minimum age for using WhatsApp is still 13. The European GDPR will compel companies to comply with user requests for personal data erasure and in the month before the enforcement of the rules – and in particular after Facebook's Data Breach of Cambridge Analytica – Tech Companies Reward Their Data Retention Policy.