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How You Can Actually Stop Whatsapp from Sharing Your Data with Facebook

One of the most popular messaging apps Whatsapp recently announced that it would start sharing the contact details of users with Facebook which happens to be its parent company.

According to Whatsapp and Facebook, this new policy will certainly help brands enhance their ads and will also help users find friends quite easily.

Whatsapp also said that it will not sell or share your contact details with advertisers. However, if you want to stay away from any type of promotional calls in future, then you’ve still got a chance.

Yes, you’ve heard that right. You can stop Whatsapp from sharing your details with Facebook by following two very easy methods, while the first one has to be attempted before accepting the new service terms.

All you need to do is press the “read more” option instead of clicking “agree”. But somehow, if you’ve already accepted the new terms of services, you don’t need to worry at all because you still have 30 more days to make changes.

For this, go to the setting menu and press the account tab. Once you do, you will be able to uncheck the box reading “Share my account info”. This way, you will actually stop Whatsapp from sharing your data with Facebook.

Bubble Messaging – The Newest Addition to Facebook’s Feature-Rich Inventory

Image Courtesy of: http://www.buzzfeed.com/
Image Courtesy of: http://www.buzzfeed.com/

When you can’t acquire someone, you can just imitate it and present something close to it as your own. Well, it is what Facebook apparently aiming for, after failing to acquire SnapChat in 2013.

It is now official that Facebook is experimenting with its own ephemeral, aka bubble, messaging feature, and the first one that will be bestowed upon by this new feature is France. Hourra to you, France!

The feature is available in both Andoird and iOS, and works pretty much like SnapChat. The messages will be gone, vanish, poof after 60 minutes, which I believe is enough to convey any sensitive information without worrying about anyone spying on it later.

In an official statement to NBC News, Facebook shared “Starting today, we’re conducting a small test in France of a feature that allows people to send messages that disappear an hour after they’re sent.” “Disappearing messages gives people another fun option to choose from when they communicate on Messenger”, the company added.

The bubble messaging feature can be activated via tapping the glass-hour icon on the upper tab, before sending the message. The feature can be activated or deactivated by anyone in the chat group.

For Facebook, it’s a pretty bold yet highly decisive step. It is because if the feature gets the traction that FB is desperately expecting, it’d bring the company head to head with SnapChat that rules dominantly in the realm of ephemeral messaging.

In fact, since the last time SnapChat declined Facebook’s $3 Billion takeover offer, it has gained a gigantic amount of users, with 200 million monthly users.

Regardless, the testing is still on-going in France these days, and hopefully the feature will be rolled out in the coming months or so.