WhatsApp , one of the most used in the globe in regards to instant messaging, is working on an update to limit the age with which you can create your account.
As a result of listening to the governments of different countries, WhatsApp will ask those who register, to meet the minimum age required. This will be 13 years worldwide, with the exception of Europe where it will be 16.
One of the main causes is to preserve the data of minors who are most exposed to possible deceits of people with bad intentions (stalkers or pedophiles) and often download the application and have it without the proper supervision of their parents.
It is worth clarifying that, once the update has been made, the accounts already opened will also be monitored and if the minimum required age is not met, they will be blocked.