Facebook purchased Whatsapp a couple of years ago which (particularly for non-Facebook users) caused some concern about privacy with the potential for data sharing. That concern has come to fruition with their latest update to the terms of service – but don’t fret because you can opt out.
The update outlines what data they use and essentially that its used for advertising and combating spam.
Regardless of your feelings on the data sharing its great to see that the option to opt out has been offered as a part of this arrangement to ensure that users feel that their data is still protected.
The process is very simple, just open settings –> Account and un-tick the box that allows the data sharing.
If you’re a Whatsapp user, will you be sharing your data with Facebook?