Minimum age for social media apps

I often get asked by parents what the minimum ages for certain apps are - so I thought I would share an overview of the most popular apps and their minimum age with you. Some may surprise you...did you know of instance that Whats App's minimum age is 16?

Particularly with the recent speculations of whether the minimum age for social media use in the EU should be raised to 16, this has been a very hotly contended subject over the past week. 

Whilst these are the minimum ages as laid out by the apps Terms & Conditions (not iTunes or Google Play who have their own added ratings), they are NOT our recommendations. Also, please remember that parental guideance, privacy settings and safe behaviour are key to a positive social media experience - not age alone.


Legal minimum ages as per the apps T&C's:


Minimum age: 13

  • Facebook

  • Snapchat

  • Pinterest

  • Google+

  • Viber

  • Twitter

  • Tumblr*

  • Instagram


Minimum age: 17

  • Tinder

  • Vine

  • YikYak


Minimum age: 16

  • Whats app


Minimum age: 18 (13 with parental permission)

  • YouTube

  • Keek

  • Kik*


* These apps are rated 17+ in iTunes due to adult content

May I also take this opportunity to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Warmest Wishes,

Michel @ immunizeNet

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