WhatsApp users should be aware that the company can suspend their accounts if they do not agree with new terms and conditions which the courier service plans to launch soon. This update affects users in Europe and includes changes to WhatsApp’s terms of use and privacy policy.

New WhatsApp Terms of Service: What users should do

To continue using WhatsApp services, users must explicitly agree to the new regulations by April 11. If they don’t, WhatsApp can block their accounts. The updated terms and conditions are in line with the new EU requirements under the Digital Markets Act policy. They cover guidelines for using WhatsApp, sending messages to third-party providers and using channels.

We are updating our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy in response to two new EU regulations, the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act.

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  • We are adding more information to our Terms about our guidelines and policies. They describe what is or isn’t allowed on WhatsApp.
  • We’re including details of a new EU requirement that enables you to send messages from WhatsApp to supported third-party apps.
  • If you choose to use Channels, we explain how we apply the Channel Guidelines, how you can report content and appeal decisions, and how Channels are recommended.

We are also making changes to our international data transfer mechanisms. For users in the European region, we will rely on the new EU-US data privacy framework.

WhatsApp will lower the minimum age requirement for users WhatsApp

WhatsApp will also introduce a global minimum age requirement to use its messaging service. This will come along with the new terms and conditions from 11 April 2024. On that date, the minimum age for users will change from 16 to 13. In this regard, the messaging app states that the recent changes to the end-to-end encryption of private messages and calls will not change anything for users.

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WhatsApp’s New Terms and Conditions: Possible Account Suspension for Users