Your favourite smartphone messaging and voice call app wants to share WhatsApp data with Facebook, it’s parent company.
And if you have soon forgotten, Facebook bought WhatsApp for a price tag of $19 Billion in 2014. WhatsApp was then seen as Facebook’s major competitor, and now a part of it.
The information WhatsApp wants to share with Facebook includes the device used, online status, usage and log information. WhatsApp carefully points out in it’s FAQ that it won’t share any information ‘onto’ Facebook or other Facebook apps, but yes data-sharing will happen. The reasoning: To help improve ad experiences, to more accurately count unique users and fight spam and abuse. It also promises that your photos and messages will not be shared with Facebook.
You’ll lso see a check box at the bottom of the screen which is ticked already. If you don’t want your info to be shared with Facebook, just uncheck the the box and proceed.
Remember that no matter what be the case, Facebook will still receive plenty of your information, and you can’t deny them.