Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Thursday announced that it would share some of the user data like the mobile numbers and usage patterns with its parent company Facebook so that it could show relevant ads to people on Facebook or Messenger.
To ensure that your WhatsApp details are not going to Facebook, here is what you need to do:
2. Tap the read button.
3. Uncheck the button reading “Share my information with Facebook”.
— Go to Settings > Account > Uncheck the box reading “Share my account info in the app”.
Although WhatsApp has promised not to show banner ads in the app to users, it is finally looking for ways to monetise the service. After all, a free service can’t pay the salaries of teams that work on WhatsApp. On Thursday, WhatsApp explained what it might do in future to monetise its service.
“In the future, we will explore ways for you and businesses to communicate with each other using WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may receive flight status information for upcoming travel, a receipt for something you purchased, or a notification when a delivery will be made.