Many WhatsApp users are feeling bad with this decision. However, if you do not like to share your account information and your phone number with its parent service Facebook, WhatsApp provides a partial opt-out system for you. However, the opt-out system will be available for 30 days only, so you should act immediately to disable this option.
Read on to know how to stop WhatsApp from sharing your account information and phone number with Facebook system. Note that, this is a partial opt out system and Facebook will still receive your data in some situations.
1. Open WhatsApp, tap on menu (3 vertical dots on top right of the screen) > Settings > Account
2. Uncheck the option ‘Share my account info’ and tap on ‘Don’t share’ to complete the selection.