How To Stop Sharing Your WhatsApp Details With Facebook

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • August 28, 2016, 10:00 PM

 

Global messaging service WhatsApp will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. 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 settings. Here's how to stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook.


WhatsApp will notify you the change to its terms of service. When you open the app, you will see a page 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...


If you've already tapped Agree, then you can still stop WhatsApp from sharing your details with Facebook by following these steps:


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.


If you are on iPhone:

 

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


This will stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook.

 

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