WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services used worldwide. Since it has been bought by the social network ‘Facebook’, the messaging service is very controversial in terms of privacy. Facebook is a huge social network with a few million users worldwide. While there is still the well known Facebook Messenger, it might be just a matter of time until Facebook will completely replace their messenger with WhatsApp.
First signs of Mark Zuckerbergs plans to integrate WhatsApp into Facebook are the new Terms & Conditions of the messaging service which you will have to agree on if want to continue to use the service. Those include a paragraph about connecting WhatsApp to your Facebook account. This allows the company to use chat protocols, images videos and more which you have shared with your friends to generate even more personalized advertisements on your Facebook Account.
Gladly this can be unchecked in the new Terms & Conditions and you will not have to accept this specific point. If the dialog with the new user agreements are displayed, there should be a small arrow in the lower right. If you click on this arrow you will be directed to the detailed new user agreements. Furthermore there is displayed a dialog window stating that WhatsApp will be connected with Facebook and which can be unchecked:
Share my WhatsApp account information with Facebook to improve my Facebook ads and products experiences.Your chats and phone number will not be shared onto Facebook regardless of this setting.
Even if you have accepted those new Terms & Conditions already there is a way how you can prevent WhatsApp from connecting with your Facebook Account. Simply open the settings in WhatsApp and go to your Account settings. Underneath the four options privacy, security, new number, delete account, there will be displayed the same dialog embed above. There you can uncheck the connection between Facebook and WhatsApp as well.
What do our readers think of this new implementation in the WhatsApp Terms & Conditions. Something to worry about or acceptable as long as the company is giving us a choice to allow or prevent such things? Feel free to drop us a comment below with your thoughts on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.
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