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Social Media Age Restrictions


Which social media services are age restricted?

WhatsApp - 16 years old

Facebook - 13 years old

Snapchat - 13 years old

Twitter - 13 years old

Instagram - 13 years old

TikTok (formerly known as Musical.ly) - 13 years old

Skype - 13 years old


Whilst there is no age restriction for watching videos on YouTube, users need to be 13 or older to have their own YouTube account (enabling them to subscribe to other channels, like videos, post comments, share their own content and flag inappropriate content).