You may come across WhatsApp announcement in change of its terms and conditions. The changes will allow whatsapp to share the information to Facebook
As per the article published on Whatsapp blog blog post, it has been almost two years since Facebook acquired WhatsApp, and the exchange of data, justifies – among other things – that the integration with ‘Facebook-systems’ will enable able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them. For example, you might see an ad from a company you already work with, rather than one from someone you’ve never heard of. You can learn more, including how to control the use of your data.
However WhatsApp clarifies end-to-end encryption
WhatsApp clarifies end-to-end encryption about the contents of chats, WhatsApp conversations will be hidden from Facebook.
“We’re also updating these documents to make clear that we’ve rolled out end-to-end encryption. When you and the people you message are using the latest version of WhatsApp, your messages are encrypted by default, which means you’re the only people who can read them. Even as we coordinate more with Facebook in the months ahead, your encrypted messages stay private and no one else can read them. Not WhatsApp, not Facebook, nor anyone else. We won’t post or share your WhatsApp number with others, including on Facebook, and we still won’t sell, share, or give your phone number to advertisers.”
How to opt out of WhatsApp data sharing
In the first instance when you launch the latest updated Whatsapp, you can simply uncheck the “Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook” box to restrict from sharing of data. Unticking the box warns you that your targeted ads experience won’t be improved, but if you’re okay with this, leave the box unticked and hit agree.
If you have blindly “agreed” to the terms. You just need to go to
WhatsApp Settings > Accounts > Share my account info.
You need to uncheck “Share My Account info.”
If you have blindly “agreed” to the terms. You just need to head to WhatsApp Settings > Accounts > Share my account info. You need to uncheck“Share My Account info.”
Will you opt out of WhatsApp’s data sharing with Facebook? Let us know in the comments.
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