WhatsApp wants to share specific user data on facebook, so the big question is.
Once WhatsApp users accept the new terms and conditions that will pop up on their WhatsApp screens, specific user data will be shared with its parent company (facebook) for ad-targeting purposes.
Whatsapp will be sharing some information on facebook like your phone number.
Will I Start Seeing WhatsApp Advertising messages?
Well, If you are afraid of seeing WhatsApp Ads? I really don’t see the possibility of opening WhatsApp on my phone and seeing a WhatsApp Ad. So you shouldn’t be scared because you probably will never see WhatsApp Ads on your WhatsApp Application, Hopefully.
How to opt out of sharing data for facebook ad-targeting
- Scrolling to the bottom of document
- You’ll see a checkbox option, untick before hitting agree.
If you have already accepted the new terms and conditions without knowing, you can also partially opt out via the settings page in the app.
- Share my account info. (uncheck the box)
This partial opt-out feature doesn’t last forever, it would last for a period of 30 days as said by a WhatsApp spokesperson.