You Should Update Your WhatsApp Settings Right Now

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WhatsApp betrayed its long standing commitment to privacy when the company announced the app will now share user data with Facebook for the purpose of selling ads. But existing users have only 30 days to opt out.

Here’s how you do it.

When prompted to accept the new privacy policy, tap the “Read more” tab at the bottom:

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Then simply toggle the green switch off to opt out:

If you missed the early warning message, don’t worry. There’s still another way to opt out. Go to Settings > Account > Share my account info, then simply uncheck the box:

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That’s it! Facebook won’t share the full list of things it will be collecting from WhatsApp so it’s probably a good idea to opt unless you enjoy letting multi-billion dollar technology companies harvest your data to make more money from advertisers. :)

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