WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone updated with GDPR-related changes

WhatsApp, who is pretty good at keeping their Windows Phone app up to date with changes in their service, has posted an update for their Windows Phone beta app to incorporate the new privacy-related rules now in force in Europe.

Version 2.18.72 of the app now features a notice requiring users to be 16 years old and also allows users to request and download their account information.

WhatsApp’s new terms of service now read:

“If you live in a country in the European Region, you must be at least 16 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services. If you live in any other country except those in the European Region, you must be at least 13 years old to use our Services or such greater age required in your country to register for or use our Services. In addition to being of the minimum required age to use our Services under applicable law, if you are not old enough to have authority to agree to our Terms in your country, your parent or guardian must agree to our Terms on your behalf.

The full changelog, via Aggiornamentilumia.it, reads:

  • Registration prohibited under the age of 16: This notice will be shown at the first start of WhatsApp “If you live in a country of the European Region, you must be at least 16 years to use our services or the age required in your country to register or use our services. If you live in any other country, except those of the European Region, you must be at least 16 years of age to use our services or the age of majority required in your country to register or use our services. “
  • Request account information:  You can now request a report including the information that WhatsApp has collected on you, which can then be downloaded and potentially be moved to another service.
  • Minor changes:  The menu item “Blocked contacts” is now called “Manage blocked contacts” in the Settings section.
  • Minor Fixes and improvements.

The updated version of the app can be found here.

WhatsApp Beta
WhatsApp Beta
Developer: WhatsApp Inc.
Price: Free

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