To comply with GDPR, the social network is asking those aged 13 to 15 to nominate a parent or guardian to give permission for them to share information on the platform.
WhatsApp has said it is raising the min age limit for European to continue using the app from 13 to 16 in compliance with the new GDPR rules that comes into effect in Europe from next month.
In a move to improve its brand image across the Europe social media industry post the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook's WhatsApp has been speculated to ban users under 16 from using the application.
CNBC reports that WhatsApp and Facebook will keep their current minimum age restrictions at 13 outside of the EU.
Nevertheless, new users signing into WhatsApp will be asked to confirm their age.
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The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is created to give people in the EU greater protection over their personal data.
Ahead of GDPR, there is a clear trend toward greater control over how and when children access digital platforms, most likely a reaction to the concern about data privacy issues by parents and regulators.
Many others, however, are choosing to adopt a single global standard because of the logistical challenges of maintaining two sets of privacy regimes and also to avoid the potential political and public-relations backlash for giving protections to one set of consumers and not others.
Facebook had made significant investments into security, safety and privacy on its platform that would, over time, increase the confidence of users and make it more enjoyable to use, he said. "This feature, Request Account Info, will be rolling out to all users around the world on the newest version of the app", the company says. For example, they will no longer be able to RSVP to events on behalf of Facebook users or publish posts on Facebook as the logged-in user, among a raft of other new limitations.
But although the minimum age for using Whatsapp is going up in the European Union, the app plans to keep its age limit at 13 in the rest of the world. Facebook went on to describe how if users change their ad privacy settings through the GDPR prompts to allow less targeting, ads could be less effective, so advertisers would pay less for them.