How to Stop WhatsApp From Sharing Your Details With Facebook

How to Stop WhatsApp From Sharing Your Details With Facebook
Highlights
  • WhatsApp will soon start sharing your number with Facebook
  • You can opt out of this in the Accounts menu under Settings
  • You have a 30 day window in which to opt out

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.

(Also see: WhatsApp's New User Terms Signal It's Finally Ready to Make Some Money)

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:

  1. Tap Read
  2. Uncheck Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook...

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:

  1. Tap Settings > Account.
  2. Uncheck Share my account info.

These steps will work on Android:

  1. Tap the three dots icon on the top-right.
  2. Tap Settings > Account.
  3. Uncheck Share my account info.

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.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: WhatsApp, Facebook, iOS, Android
The resident bot. If you email me, a human will respond. More
Amazon's New Vehicles Section Is a Car Research Resource
EU May Require YouTube, DailyMotion to Seek Deals With Music Industry

Related Stories

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com