WhatsApp is definitely the best mobile messaging app ever made for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia & Java Mobiles.
If you have an active Internet connection on your mobile phone, then Whatsapp can help you 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. App experts estimate 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 to it.
How To Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Your Data With Facebook
We all know that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acquired Whats app for 14billion $ in 2014. They promised that user’s privacy data will be protected and there is no need to worry. In this context, Jan Koum, who is the owner of Whatsapp 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 clarified that WhatsApp will be sharing user data with the parent company Facebook.
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 his/her Facebook friends, and also phone contacts of his/her 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 the company cannot read the messages.
By this move of the company sharing the limited amount of user data between these 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 that WhatsApp will be more privacy-conscious.
But that was then. It is different now.
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.
How to Stop Sharing What’s App Data with Facebook
In a blog post, there are two ways to opt-out of sharing the user data information between the two social media accounts.
- 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.
After agreeing to the new policy, you may have 30 days time to make this choice.
- Go to –> 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 product experiences, you can uncheck the box or toggle the control.