So, what exactly does that mean if you've accidentally accepted WhatsApp's new policy? Is there a method to go back? And more importantly – is there a way to stop WhatsApp from sharing your data with Facebook? Let's find out!
Can You Reverse Your Decision If You've Already Accepted WhatsApp's New Policy?
Sadly, that doesn't mean that you can avoid having your account affected by this latest change. This isn't only a technical question but also a (highly complex) legal one. So, it all comes down to the following. If you want to keep using WhatsApp, you have to accept that specific types of data will be shared with Facebook.
Is There Any Way to Prevent WhatsApp From Sharing Data With Facebook?
Primarily, you should delete your account and switch to a different app. So, let's give you more information regarding those steps.
Step #1: Delete Your WhatsApp Account
By deleting your WhatsApp account, you make sure that your private data doesn't end up in Facebook's hands. Don't just uninstall the app – but instead, go through the following steps.
- Using WhatsApp, go to Settings > Account > Delete My Account.
- Confirm your phone number, and tap on 'Delete My Account.'
- Choose whether to send your feedback and then tap on 'Next.'
- Finally, tap once again on 'Delete My Account' to confirm your decision. That's it!
Step #2: Switch to a WhatsApp Alternative
Using Telegram or Signal, you can continue to stay in touch with your friends, family, and coworkers. Both of those support text messaging and video/audio calls, and they also come with group-like chats, stickers, and more – without collecting or selling any of your data.
So, do you plan to remain a WhatsApp user? Or maybe you plan on switching to a new app? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Lastly, thanks for reading!