ALERT: WhatsApp Will Share Your Data With Facebook – Here’s How To Stop It!

WhatsApp is definitely the best mobile messaging app ever made for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia & Java Mobiles.

If you have active Internet connection on your mobile phone, then with the help of this app you can send unlimited messages, videos, audios, images to anyone.

As we all know that the WhatsApp’s popularity has grown so popular that many WhatsApp tips and tricks coming on the internet. It is estimated that WhatsApp has more than 400 million active users around the world. Due to its fast message delivery service and some other cool features many people were attracted towards it.

Must read: How To Use Two Whats App Accounts In One Android Smart Phone.

We all know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acquired Whats app for 14billion $ in 2014. It was promised that user’s privacy data will be protected and there is no need to worry. In this context, Whats App co-founder Jan Koum said,

“Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA, and we built WhatsApp around the goal of knowing as little about you as possible.”

But now, the company made clear that WhatsApp will be sharing user data with the parent company Facebook.

This is for the purpose of selling more advertisements. WhatsApp has introduced some changes to its privacy policy in the updated version.

If the user accepts those Terms & Conditions, then his/her WhatsApp and Facebook accounts get interlinked. User data such as account details, phone contacts will be shared with your Facebook friends and also phone contacts of your friends will be suggested.

However, there is no need to worry about the personal chats, group chats, media files as they are end-to-end encrypted i.e even company cannot read the messages.

By this move of the company sharing the limited amount of user data between this two social media accounts, most of the users are worrying about their privacy.

Though Facebook messenger also shares this user data, all the users think WhatsApp as more privacy conscious.

But now, it is no more.

The company says that they share the data for the purposes of improving infrastructure and delivery systems, understanding how our services or theirs are used, securing systems, and fighting spam, abuse, or infringement activities.

So, there is no possible way to opt totally out.

The only solution is to stop using What’s App which is the most tougher task.  of course, you can be partially out.

Here’s How To Opt Out Of Sharing What’s App Data With Facebook

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However, in a blog post the company suggested two ways to opt out of sharing the user data information between the two social media accounts.

Option 1:

 

  • You will see a control at the bottom of the screen. If you do not want your account information shared with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences, you can uncheck the box or toggle the control.

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Option2:

After agreeing to the new policy, you may have 30days time to make this choice.

  • Goto –> Settings > Accounts > Share my account info in the app.

If you do not want your account information shared with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences, you can uncheck the box or toggle the control.
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You can read the full text of our updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy here. This is all about the WhatSapp to share user data with Facebook. You will be having 30 days to stop this. So, better to use the options which are mentioned above to stop the data sharing to Facebook.
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