How to Stop WhatsApp From Sharing Your Number With Facebook

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

If you’re one of the people outraged over the inevitable announcement that WhatsApp is going to start sharing a bunch of your details with Facebook, stop shaking your head and do something.

It turns out there are a couple of ways to stop the messaging service from passing your number to Facebook, which wants to pour a load of nasty ad soup down your throat. You have to move quickly though.

If you’re yet to accept WhatsApp’s new terms of service, Motherboard reports that you should hit the ‘read more’ option below the bit where it says ‘Agree’. This’ll bring up an option reading "Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook", which you can uncheck.

For those of you who’ve already blindly agreed to the terms (a group I’m clearly not a part of), head to the Account section in WhatsApp’s settings and uncheck the box reading "Share my account info". You have to do this within 30 days though.

Now then, here are some handy WhatsApp tips worth remembering. [Motherboard]