Not ads on WhatsApp, but sharing data to Facebook – How to opt out.

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Mobile apps, Social Media|Tags: , , |

It was announced today from WhatsApp, that Whatsapp will be sharing your personal information with Facebook including your phone number to allow businesses to communicate with users. There are lots of headlines floating around saying that we are going to get ads on Whatsapp. This does not appear to be the case. In today's Whatsapp blog, they stated that they haven't made any changes to their privacy policy in four years.  But now they want to "test ways for people to communicate with businesses" Does this mean adverts - that doesn't sound like it, not on WhatsApp anyway. They say there will be no spam and no banner ads but stuff that we get via text message all the time, like about deliveries being late or flight being delays. So no WhatsApp ads We still do not allow third-party banner ads on WhatsApp. In the future, we will explore ways for you and businesses to communicate with each other using WhatsApp, such as through order, transaction, and appointment information, delivery and shipping notifications, product and service updates, and marketing. For example, you may [...]