Now, let’s have a look on how to Stop WhatsApp from sharing your phone number and other data with Facebook–
Step 1 –
If you have recently updated to the latest version of WhatsApp, you will see following notification when you open WhatsApp after update.
If you are serious about preventing your data from being shared with Facebook, don’t tap on “AGREE” button. Tap on “NOT NOW” in the top right corner.
Step 2 –
Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and products experiences. Your chats and phone number will not be shared onto Facebook regardless of this settings.
You have to uncheck that checkbox as shown in screenshot below and press Back Button on your phone to go back to your Chats.
This way, you have prevented your data from being shared with Facebook. What if you have already tapped on “AGREE“? No need to worry about it, you can still change settings. Continue reading.
Step 3 –
In Settings, tap on Account –
Now, you will be taken to your Account settings page where you can make necessary changes to your WhatsApp account.
Step 4 –
In Account settings, you will see various options related to your WhatsApp account. The last option will be “Share my account info” and the checkbox next to it will be checked. It means, your WhatsApp account info is being shared with Facebook. To stop WhatsApp from sharing your Account information with Facebook, uncheck this check box and go back to your Chats and enjoy. This will prevent your information from being shared with Facebook.