How to Stop Whatsapp From Sharing Your Number With Facebook

How to Stop Whatsapp From Sharing Your Number With Facebook
Araf Noor

on

Whatsapp recently changed its privacy policy for the first time in four years. Reflecting changes to its features and its links with parent company Facebook. Whatsapp announced that it will start sharing your phone number with Facebook. This is for better ads and product experiences on Facebook and also improved statistics and spam prevention. Don’t worry though, messages will remain end-to-end encrypted.

whatsapp1

However, if you still think this new update is dodgy, there is a way you can opt out from letting Whatsapp share your number with Facebook.

Open the Whatsapp app on your phone and head over to settings. In the settings menu, go into account settings and there, you will find a checkbox which says “Share my account info”. Simply untick that box and you are good to go. Keep in mind that once you untick it, the option will disappear and you can’t go back to allowing Whatsapp to share your number with Facebook.

whatsapp

Users will have a maximum of 30 days to opt out, so act quick!