The messaging platform WhatsApp recently announced that they were updating their privacy for the very first time and will share some user data which also includes your phone number with Facebook.
Jan Koum said “There would have been no partnership between our two companies if we had to compromise on the core principles that will always define our company, our vision and our product”
However, its seems that privacy policies have been changed over time. WhatsApp announced yesterday that it would start sharing user data with Facebook. Facebook and WhatsApp said that the new policy will help “improve your Facebook ads and products experience” which will also give business a new avenue to reach potential customers.
However, you got a chance to stop WhatsApp from handing your data to Facebook. You will soon notice new terms of service. If you have blindly “agreed” to the terms. You just need to head to WhatsApp Settings > Accounts > Share my account info. You need to uncheck “Share My Account info.”
So, this is how you can stop WhatsApp from sharing your phone number with Facebook. You have 30 Days to opt out for this settings.