The most downloaded and used free instant messaging app has planned to ban under age users from accessing it anymore.

Whatsapp owned by the tech giant, Facebook, will ask users to confirm their age when prompted to agree to New teens and teens and conditions.

Users must currently be at least 13 but whatsapp has pushed the age to 16 years.

This has happened ahead of the introduction of the new EU data privacy regulation in May 1st.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on 25 May, will give people much more control over how companies use their information.

This will includes specific rules to protect youngsters whose personal data is processed to provide them with online services.

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