We all are familiar with this popular messenger known as WhatsApp. It’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. This messenger was purchased by facebook recently. And since then it has released many new features. But according to reports WhatsApp will be sharing your phone number with facebook. And you can’t do anything about it. This thing is a problem to many folks who are using WhatsApp for other purposes. But you can’t break the system, Hence your phone number which is registered to WhatsApp will be shared with facebook.
But what if I tell you that there is a way by which you can prevent this issue. Yes, But to do that you have to update your WhatsApp messenger to the latest version of android or iOS. And there is a WhatsApp opt-out period which is available to link your WhatsApp registered phone number to your facebook id. And this opt-out period is available for 30 days only. So it’s not late. All you have to do is opt out right now because after 30 days the window of this option will be closed and then you can’t do anything about it.
Basically, WhatsApp’s policy change is hidden, Which we don’t know but actually according to the policies there are two options which are outlined in FAQ and yet both of them are working on Android and iOS.
1. The first option is Read the Terms and Conditions
You will come across a new set of terms and conditions when you update the WhatsApp to the updated version. And after you install the app you will get a screen where you should not tap the Agree option instead scroll down to the bottom until u get a uncheck box option where you will find a message share your WhatsApp info with Facebook.
2. Now moving to the second option which is available in the settings
If you have accidentally or unknowingly tapped the Agree option and your phone number is set to register with facebook then you don’t need to worry, All you need to do is go to settings, Then select Account. Find an option “Share my account info”. Then uncheck the box which you will find there and that’s it.
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