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How to stop WhatsApp sharing your details with Facebook

If, like me, you have recently wondered how to stop WhatsApp sharing your details with Facebook well the team at WhatsApp seem to have already provided this (we hope). So lets us put aside our thoughts of deleting whatsapp entirely, for now, and whilst some of us have paid for a lifetime of “private, no-ads” service, it is still early days yet and this option maybe enough to give us some level of comfort..? Maybe??

Process to stop the data sharing

  1. Dont immediately agree to the ‘policy change’ when you see it in whatsapp
  2. Click the  “read more about the key updates to our Terms and Privacy Policy”
Whatsapp Agreement screen 1 select 'read more' to unshare data with facebook
Whatsapp Agreement Change Aug 2016 – Screen 1

3) Untick the “share my whatsapp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and product experiences.” (because, you know, our facebook experiences are already so awesome that we would willingly sign up for more targeted advertisements etc)

Whatsapp Agreement screen 2 to unselect the sharing of data to facebook
Whatsapp Agreement Change Aug 2016 – Screen 2

 

I just received the above messages today on my android phone EE network in the UK (26/08) however it only prompted me after a phone restart.

 

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