Social media is buzzing since last few hours regarding some important changes in the privacy policy of WhatsApp. As per this new policy, WhatsApp can now share your account information with its parent company Facebook. But what is mentioned in the WhatsApp site is that this information will be used only to fight spam on WhatsApp. By this change in the policy WhatsApp only means that Facebook can easily offer you a better friend suggestion and also will be able to show you ads which are more relevant to you.

As it always happens the first reaction on the social media is not positive and people are already sharing this information on various platforms and urging their friends not to accept the new terms offered by WhatsApp. Even WhatsApp is allowing you to take a decision, whether to accept this development or not. So if you wish your personal information should remain personal with you and you don’t want WhatsApp to share it with Facebook for whatever reason they feel, then you can surely say NO. Here is how you can do that by using some easy steps given below.

How to Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Your Phone Number with Facebook on Android

Basically, there are two primary ways to stop WhasApp from sharing your number or any data with Facebook.

  • When you are asked to agree with the updated terms and conditions just uncheck the box which has appeared just above the AGREE button on your screen.
  • If you have agreed to the new terms and conditions you can still change your mind and the decision within next 30 days, so don’t worry.

Here how you can do the necessary changes as mentioned above.

Step #1. Open WhatsApp app on your Android phone.

Step #2. Tap on the “Settings” option on your phone, the place varies according to the model you use.

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on “Account”.

Step #4. Here you will see “Share my account info” option, uncheck the box.

This will stop WhatsApp from sharing your information or phone number any further with Facebook.

We all know that when Facebook purchased WhatsApp last year we have been told that it promised WhatsApp that it will not touch its current privacy policy, but it seems that Facebook is lured to take whatever advantage it can take from world’s most popular messenger services which have more than 1,000 million users across the globe.

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