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I know that Google+ had the age limit of 18+ during it's beta and invitation only period. Since it has been released to the public, I've heard that it's age limit is lowered to 13+. Here's the question, why am I still getting the age requirement error message? I'm well above 13 if your asking. Help is appreciated

asked Sep 21 '11 at 05:15

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You're complaining about a site requiring 18+ years, but it says on your profile that you're 21. I wouldn't complain if I was over 18 about the age requirement.

(Sep 21 '11 at 07:02) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

I looked around, but I haven't found any official statement that Google lowered the minimum age requirement to 13.

The Google account TOS say that you cannot create an account if "you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Google."

That varies from place to place, but I believe that is usually 18 and over.

answered Sep 21 '11 at 06:23

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We'll that's no fun..what's goof of a social site if teens can't use it...

(Sep 21 '11 at 06:26) AlphaMike AlphaMike's gravatar image

So that you don't flood it with crap.

(Sep 21 '11 at 11:03) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

Myspace will work till your 18 ( just saying no offence )

(Sep 21 '11 at 18:07) Matthew Konnagan Matthew%20Konnagan's gravatar image

Facebook will allow you to join if you are 13 and over. I guess you just have to put up with that until Google changes their policy, or you get a bit older... :/

(Sep 21 '11 at 19:59) Griff Griff's gravatar image

Why don't you just lie about your age? It's not hard at all...geez

answered Sep 21 '11 at 18:02

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I don't want to create another account to lie about my age.

(Sep 21 '11 at 18:11) wordkev wordkev's gravatar image

Google wants to make sure all safety features are in place and bug free for minors. To protect their privacy.

I know it s*cks. I had an invite when G+ existed for a week or 3 and I still cant get on it.

answered Sep 21 '11 at 07:06

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If you tried to access Google+ in the beta stage and entered an age under the age of 18, that age will be carried over to the final. I made a typo on my number keypad when typing in my age and had to go through the process of transferring accounts, making a new one, and then transferring the account back. I eventually was able to get in but because I typed so fast and made a careless mistake I had to spend an hour fixing it. Oh, and it doesn't matter what age is on your Google account. It will still ask you your age when creating a Google+ account. My normal Google account had the correct age but for some reason Google+ didn't see that and transfer it over. Oh well, I have a + account now.

answered Sep 21 '11 at 12:35

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In many states it is illegal for a company to collect information on anyone under 13. The exact Google policies i have no clue about.

answered Sep 21 '11 at 18:33

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