WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook but you can stop it

We use Facebook everyday. However, Facebook is annoying and cares more about earning money more than user happiness. That is why everybody was worried when Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014. And here comes the bad surprise.

WhatsApp will share your phone number with Facebook. Even though the “purpose” of this sharing is to give users “better friend suggestions”, we all know that is not the real reason. This way, Facebook is learning more about you so they can give ( or sell ) this information to ad networks. As a result, the ads you will be shown are more personal to get your attention. Even though WhatsApp said that they will not give your number to advertisers, we are talking about Facebook which is ready to do anything to earn more money.

However, there is actually a way to stop WhatsApp to give your number to Facebook if you do not trust them ( so you should do this ). There are two ways. First one can only be done before accepting the terms of service. Instead of saying accept, you need to click on the read more and then deselect “Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook” option. Second one is through the settings. If you are using the latest version, you can find the same option under account. But we fast because you only have 30 days to do this.


Via | TheVerge

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