1. Want to avoid sharing WhatsApp account information on Facebook? Here’s how

Want to avoid sharing WhatsApp account information on Facebook? Here’s how

If you wish to improve your product experiences and ads on Facebook, WhatsApp brings you an easy option to avoid sharing your account information with Facebook

By: | Updated: August 26, 2016 3:42 PM
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When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, founder Jan Koum vowed to protect data of its users, saying the deal would not affect the chat machine’s privacy policy. Two years down the line, messaging app is more than willing to, share your account information with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences. However if one wishes to improve his/her product experiences and avoid ads on Facebook, WhatsApp brings an easy option to avoid sharing your account information with Facebook. There are two ways to do so:

Before agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the updated Privacy policy of WhatsApp, one can simply tap on the Read icon. On clicking the Read icon, an option will appear at the end of the screen that states, “Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and products experiences. Your chats and phone number will not be shared onto Facebook regardless of this setting.” All one has to do is, mark the tick at the right side of this message.

Even if one has agreed to WhatsApp’s updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, without ticking the mentioned box, he/she would have an additional 30 days to opt out of sharing account information with Facebook for marketing purposes. They would have to go to the WhatsApp app on their phones, and check the settings. Then follow it with going into account information and look for the ”Share My Account Info’. If one doesn’t wish to share his/her account information with facebook, they can simply uncheck the box or toggle the control.  You will be provided with a time period of thirty days to make this choice.

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Although Facebook can still receive and use the information provided by you in your account profile for improving delivery systems and infrastructure along with usage of their services, avoiding spam, abuse or any sort of infringement and maintaining security systems.

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