Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms
What is the minimum age for account holders on these social media sites and apps?
13 - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Tumblr, Reddit, Snapchat, Secret, Oovoo
14 - LinkedIn
16 - WhatsApp
17 - Vine, Tinder
18 - Path
18 / 13 with parent's permission - YouTube, WeChat, Keek, Kik, Foursquare, Flickr
Age specified in the platform's terms of service as of September 2014.
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