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WhatsApp will share your phone number to Facebook for ads


Since WhatsApp was acquired by the great Facebook, there have been many changes and updates to the popular messaging application has suffered. We just got a new change in its Terms of Service and Privacy Policy changes will not taste at all. We want to give the required importance as regards the safety of users.


Modifying their policies is not a trivial issue, and now WhatsApp may share your personal data with the social network. The news should not surprise us , since having our data and having completed the purchase by Facebook, and we know that our data was being shared from the beginning.

Among the data that social network and share application is your mobile phone, something that will not like many people. According to the company, this is done to "offer better suggestions of friends and show ads that are relevant to you." It is true that the big search engines like Google and handle each and every one of our navigation and location data, you just have to take a look at Analytics to know what parameters play day after day.

WhatsApp Facebook and play with your phone number


As we already knew, both applications began sharing data for months. WhatsApp took the first steps to integrate with the network of Mark Zukerberg , but now the app world messaging which updates its privacy policies so that data of all its users they may be freely used between the two platforms.

BY COLLABORATING WITH FACEBOOK, WE WILL FOLLOW UP OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS STATISTICS ON THE USE OF OUR SERVICES, OR BETTER COMBAT UNSOLICITED MESSAGES (SPAM) IN WHATSAPP. AND WHEN YOU CONNECT YOUR NUMBER WITH FACEBOOK SYSTEMS, THIS CAN GIVE YOU BETTER SUGGESTIONS OF FRIENDS AND SHOW ADS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO YOU IF YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH THEM. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN SEE AN ADVERTISEMENT BY A COMPANY WITH WHICH YOU HAVE ALREADY COMMUNICATED, RATHER THAN ONE BY A TRADE YOU'VE EVER HEARD.

In the words of the company, they only intended to provide a better user experience. If you know your mobile, Facebook can offer better services and rely on your close ones and help you in your online shopping and other chores of daily life.

You can still keep your mobile sharing with Facebook


WhatsApp has confirmed that no data sharing with Facebook be made ​​public , so anyone can see it unwanted. No one can see your phone number or any other information that violates the privacy that you have today.

However, if your intention is that your data will not go from side to side, as if a tennis ball is involved, you can prevent Facebook for your phone number and other data from WhatsApp within. According boys Engadget , there are two ways to do this :

  • Unchecking the image and you will when you get the update message Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  • In the settings menu WhatsApp in the 'Share' (which will appear once the app has been updated), clear the share with Facebook.
We must emphasize that one of the two options must apply within 30 days after receiving notice of updating their policies. If you do not within that period, your phone number and some data more freely pass to Facebook and WhatsApp can do with them as they deem appropriate.
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