How to Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Data with Facebook

Most popular messaging app WhatsApp can share users data including your mobile phone number along with some account information with most popular social media site Facebook. Both companies says the new privacy policy which allows users to share their data will help users to find their friends and improve their product experiences and also improve users Facebook ads. In WhatsApp FAQ, they says it is doing this to:

  • Better fight spam and abuse.
  • More accurately count unique users.
  • Show better friend suggestions and more relevant ads to you on Facebook.

By coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them.

The messaging app WhatsApp highlighting its plan, to test different ways for different peoples to communicate with business. This app explained the reason in a blog post.

Whether it’s hearing from your bank about a potentially fraudulent transaction, or getting notified by an airline about a delayed flight, many of us get this information elsewhere, including in text messages and phone calls. We want to test these features in the next several months.


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How to stop WhatsApp from Sharing Data with Facebook

If you want to prevent WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook, you can easily whenever opt out it.     

  1. First open WhatsApp on your android or iOS device and navigate to settings.
    How to stop WhatsApp from Sharing Data with Facebook
  2. In settings open Account.
    How to stop WhatsApp from Sharing Data with Facebook
  3. Now in Account settings you will see a checked option with label “Share my account info”. Simply uncheck this option and you are done. Now sharing data with Facebook is now stopped successfully.
    How to stop WhatsApp from Sharing Data with Facebook
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