WhatsApp will soon start sharing some of your data with Facebook. This will allow Facebook to show you more targeted ads. You will not see ads on WhatsApp, but you could definitely start seeing Facebook friend suggestions and ads based on your data from WhatsApp. If this makes you uncomfortable and you don't want Facebook to see your WhatsApp data, you need to manually disable the setting on the messaging app. Here's how to stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook.
Do not agree to WhatsApp's updated terms of service
WhatsApp will notify you of the change to its terms of service. When you open the app, you will see a page that says this, and asks you to tap agree. If you are on this screen, follow these steps:
Second method to stop WhatsApp from sharing your details with Facebook
If you've already tapped Agree, or did so without reading, then you can still stop WhatsApp from sharing your details with Facebook by following these steps:
If you are on iPhone:
These steps will work on Android:
This will stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook. If you haven't seen the updates terms of service page, or the setting mentioned above doesn't show up in the app, these changes haven't yet been rolled out to your device. They will show up soon, so be sure to keep these steps in mind.
For more tutorials, visit our How To section.