How to opt-out of WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing for ad targeting

Facebook and WhatsApp announced a new data sharing plan that they say will improve targeted advertising and friend suggestions. While they aren’t sharing any private data, it’s still a little off-putting, especially if you’re not a fan of targeted ads.

If yo'd like to opt out, you can choose one of the two options below:

Option A 

Pay attention. When you launch WhatsApp, you’ll see an updated Terms of Service. At the bottom of the screen, there’s a checkbox. Uncheck the box, then tap Agree, and your data will not be shared.

Pop out screen

Un-check the checkmarl

Option B

If you already blindly went through and didn’t pay attention to that box in Option A described above, you have 30-day grace period to opt out of shatting. Do this:
  1. Launch WhatsApp and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Uncheck the box marked “Share my account info.”


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