1. peweuk's Avatar
    Whatsapp have apparently changed their terms and conditions to allow them to share phone numbers of users with Facebook, and to allow ads to be sent to users.

    They say that you can opt out - see this page https://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/26000016 - but that option does not appear in my Whatsapp settings.

    Does it appear in the settings section of any users out there???
    08-26-2016 05:39 AM
  2. fablis's Avatar
    Not on mine either.
    08-26-2016 06:19 AM
  3. Tim1954's Avatar
    Looks like if you don't accept, you can't use the app... Assholes!
    08-26-2016 06:25 AM
  4. fablis's Avatar
    Which android version is this option showing on?
    08-26-2016 06:27 AM
  5. peweuk's Avatar
    From the article I understood that you had to accept their new terms but could then opt out of the sharing within 30 days - but the option does not appear in the latest version of whatsapp released on 15th August (the Android version is not relevant as it's the app controlling it).
    - that's the issue, as it appears no one has yet had an update from Whatsapp to include it.
    08-26-2016 06:32 AM
  6. fablis's Avatar
    (the Android version is not relevant as it's the app controlling it).
    What do you mean by the android version is not relevant?
    08-26-2016 08:26 AM
  7. peweuk's Avatar
    What do you mean by the android version is not relevant?
    The program (Whatsapp) is the same in all versions of Android, and shows the same information in all versions of Android, and it is the app that should have the option to opt out.
    fablis likes this.
    08-26-2016 08:43 AM
  8. fablis's Avatar
    I got the option just now and I took option 1.
    08-26-2016 04:10 PM
  9. fablis's Avatar
    Is there an issue by allowing sharing with Facebook?
    08-26-2016 04:32 PM
  10. peweuk's Avatar
    Mine has arrived too - I also declined to take part in the sharing
    08-26-2016 04:34 PM
  11. fablis's Avatar
    Partner thinks it's ok to allow this but like I say I unticked the box to decline the sharing.

    Strange though it doesn't show in settings, perhaps on the next application update.
    08-26-2016 04:36 PM
  12. fablis's Avatar
    Looks like if you don't accept, you can't use the app...
    Incorrect.
    08-27-2016 05:00 AM
  13. Loc22's Avatar
    Partner thinks it's ok to allow this but like I say I unticked the box to decline the sharing.

    Strange though it doesn't show in settings, perhaps on the next application update.
    It doesn't matter whether you accept or not they will still share your data with Facebook. This was reported in BBC and a few other reputable news portals round the world.
    Attached Thumbnails Whatsapp are now sharing details and pushing ads-127505.jpg  
    08-27-2016 10:44 PM
  14. fablis's Avatar
    If the box is unticked they being WhatsApp under their terms and conditions will not share data with Facebook.
    08-27-2016 11:30 PM
  15. Loc22's Avatar
    If the box is unticked they being WhatsApp under their terms and conditions will not share data with Facebook.
    According to the terms & conditions if you untick the box they will still share some information with Facebook.
    08-28-2016 07:56 AM
  16. fablis's Avatar
    According to the terms & conditions if you untick the box they will still share some information with Facebook.
    Message Deleted.
    08-28-2016 07:58 AM
  17. fablis's Avatar
    Option 2

    After you agree to our updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you will have an additional 30 days to make this choice by going to*Settings*>*Account*>*Share my account info*in the app. If you do not want your account information shared with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and products experiences, you can uncheck the box or toggle the control.
    08-28-2016 08:02 AM
  18. Loc22's Avatar
    Correct but after that WhatsApp will also share your information with Facebook. See the attached report from BBC

    Whatsapp are now sharing details and pushing ads-screenshot_20160827-165305.jpg

    Here is another report on this.

    Whatsapp are now sharing details and pushing ads-hindustani-times.jpg
    08-28-2016 08:23 AM
  19. fablis's Avatar
    Cheers bud for this info.
    08-28-2016 08:24 AM

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