How to stop Facebook from accessing your Whatsapp contacts info?

Last Updated on September 13th, 2016
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So, You Can Stop WhasApp to Share Your Info At Facebook. Recent whatsApp update is trying to access your whats contact info and provide the friend suggestions list according. This article is all about how to stop facebook from accessing your whatsapp contacts info. Just follow the steps and stop facebook from accessing.

Have you noticed your recent “friend suggestions” at Facebook? If not, please have a look and you may notice people from your WhatsApp contact list. Perhaps your head will be swimming with questions. Among them: how a shopkeeper, whom I just, had a chat on Whatsapp with, ended up on my “Facebook Friend Suggestions”? How come am I getting friend request from ‘pizza delivery boy’ who recently called to confirm my address? Let me tell you why it is so.

The reason is:  two years and some months after what ‘sup acquisition by Facebook, It is confirmed that WhatsApp will share users phone numbers with its parent company.

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In recent announcement, WhatsApp says that it will share users phone numbers with Facebook, in order to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences. On the revelent setting page it says, “Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and products experiences. Your chats and phones number will not be shared onto Facebook regardless of this setting.”

If you are the one who has already accepted this new terms and conditions don’t worry, you still have few weeks to get out of it. You just follow given below steps to stop Facebook in peeking inside your account.

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Go to Settings menu and then press account tab.

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Now you can uncheck the box reading “Share my account info” to stop providing Facebook with your user data. Once you uncheck this box your Facebook account can’t take out data from WhatsApp account.

For many What’s App users, the change in terms and service might not appear as big thing, because they have Facebook account with same number. However, this policy is really annoying for Facebook hating brigade.

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