Two years ago, after Facebook bought WhatsApp, CEO Jan Koum stressed that “nothing would change.”
But somehow things have changed!
The company says that the new policy will help you find friends, improve your Facebook ads and and will also give businesses a new avenue to reach potential customers.
But are we convinced? No and quite predictably WhatsApp has earned a lot of ire for putting the privacy of its users at risk.
Thankfully there is some way out out of this whole fuss. There is an option that lets you partially opt out, specifically for Facebook ad targeting and product-related purposes. Here are the two ways which WhatsApp has mentioned in its blog:
- The second one is for those who have already accepted those new terms. Since you have 30 days to opt out, you can still go back on your initial acceptance of the policy. Just head to the app's settings menu, and then select the "account" tab. From there, untick the box reading "Share my account info" to prevent any sharing of user data with Facebook.