How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Data with Facebook

WhatsApp recently bought by Facebook and it is working on it’s alone as a separate entity. Facebook also made many changes and introduced features in Instagram. Now, it is the turn of WhatsApp Messenger. Till now, WhatsApp introduced new features but they were in the support of users and not against the user.

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During the deal with Facebook, WhatsApp told that it will not share any personal information of users with Facebook, but now it is doing so. WhatsApp is pushing the update which shares your personal information like your friends’ list, contact number and other information with Facebook. This would help Facebook to show ads on your Facebook profile and more.

How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Data with Facebook

Facebook uses data shared by WhatsApp to show ads interested by the user and it would also show suggested friends list based on your contacts in WhatsApp. Most of the users are not interested in the step taken by WhatsApp and looking for the way to opt out from this. If you are one among them, then this article is for you. I will let you know the best way to opt out or stop WhatsApp sharing your data with Facebook.

Once you get the WhatsApp update and when you open the app, then it would show the message to accept Terms and Conditions. In the message, it says that it would share your personal information to Facebook. If you agree on it, then it would start sharing your information with Facebook.

How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Data with Facebook

But, when you do not like to share your WhatsApp data with Facebook, then click on “Read more about the key updates to our terms and privacy policy”.  You would find an option to toggle the settings beside the message. Toggle it and you can opt out of this.

Say, in a hurry, you had accepted the terms and conditions. There is also a way to stop this even after this. To do so, go to Settings and then go to Account. Turn OFF the option ‘Share my account info’.

This is the simple way to stop WhatsApp sharing your data with Facebook. If you have anything to add, please do share with us through comments.

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  1. I tried today ( 23.09.16) but cannot find the “share my account” from the Account setting. Please advise how to stop whatsapp from sharing data with facebook.

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