Those within the ages of 13 to 15 still using the app will need to get a parent of guardian of age to sign off on information sharing on the service.
Messaging service WhatsApp is increasing its minimum age requirement from 13 to 16 ahead of the introduction of strict new data laws across the EU.
Apple, which relies less on the collection of personal data than some other big tech companies, last month added new privacy protections in updates of its operating systems to comply with GDPR. The company accepts that it collects some personal information for you like the type of device you're using - be it a smartphone or laptop, as well as your IP address.
WhatsApp's minimum age of use will remain 13 years in the rest of the world.
Rather than offer that second option, WhatsApp's new Terms of Service suggest a blanket rule which is that you either have to be 16 or you will be banned. Seeing the WhatsApp notes that in the coming weeks all users will be able to request to export all of their account information and settings. If that doesn't happen then those users won't see a personalised version of Facebook.
Google says that it, too, is applying the same privacy standards globally across its many online services, although as with Facebook there may be minor variations in how these standards are applied.
Though, the company did not make it clear how it will verify users' age given the limited data it asks to provide from its users. They allow European Union citizens to know what data about them are stored online as well as to provide the right to request removal of this information.