WhatsApp users are required to verify their date of birth in some states

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms on the market and is always making changes to make it even better. However, there is a new change coming that some people may have a problem with. According to a new report, WhatsApp requires that from users enter their date of birth in certain states.

We're following rumors about new changes on WhatsApp (so what's new?). As discovered by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is gearing up to bring interoperability between different apps. This means you can send and receive WhatsApp messages through other apps. We're not sure when the company will launch this feature, but it will be nice when it does.

WhatsApp users are required to enter their date of birth in some states

We're in an age where your personal information is being swiped by virtually every online service. However, the fact that WhatsApp needs to know your date of birth is not a move to collect more data. Certain US states, such as Texas, require online services to verify the age of users. To avoid any legal problems, the company complies with this.

WABetaInfo found code in the version 2.24.12.25 for Android, indicating the requirement. As we can see in the screenshot, if you are in a state that requires age, you will see a popup appear when you sign up. It asks, “When were you born?” We also see that it is necessary Please confirm that you are at least 15 years old to use the app.

WhatsApp date of birth

Any of us who have been on the Internet since our teenage years are used to putting wrong dates of birth into services just to bypass this flimsy security measure. So if you are under 15 years old, you can easily set a date that will make you look older. However, before you do that, you should realize that you cannot change your date of birth in the app.

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