If you are in any whatsapp group you jst have received an audio with this information


'' .... friends and fanily,i just have this information i think i should share with you guys
you know mark zurkerberg  has own facebook has bough whatsApp. 

You have From now to next wednesday to take this setting off
automatically everyones whatsapp account has been ticked 
 such that every private chat you have on whatsapp will appear on facebook for all your friends and people that follow you to see. 
 So its simple go to settings, -Go to accounts and   ;.........



                                    So is this  Information true?

Hum, i think the main message is that ''The person trying to pass this message is making is to think ur chats will no longer be private if we tick this option''. so the person is suggesting we should take off this option. You might like to disble your your whatsapp account from linking with facebook, but i think you should know whay you are doing that.

This is not really the case as we mightbe force to think. In this post we are going to actually see what this option is all about. But first Let  us clarify some points in the viral message.


'' .... friends and fanily,i just have this information i think i should share with you guys.
RANSBIZ: Thank you for sharing information with us . what is it about?
You know mark zurkerberg  who owns facebook has just bought whatsApp. 
RANSBIZ:   Dear sir, 
    This is 2016 . Facebook acquired whatsapp at the cost of $ 19 billion dollars on the 19th of february 2014. Whatsapp belongs to facebook.
Facebook,messenger,whatsapp and instagram are all pproducts of the same company at the moment.
Facebook is not the first or the last company to acquire other projects or businesses.

Goggle,Apple,Microsoft,Yahoo,twitter are some big names that acquire other businesses to improve their service quality and increase their market shares.  Thanks for telling me this but you ought to have done so in 2014. why now?
You can read more on Forbes or see lits of facebook merges and acquisitions on Wikpedia .

You have From now to next wednesday to take this setting off
 RANSBIZ: This is not true  (date 10/09/2016). if this is true then you would have given me a date. for example 23/09/2016 or 30/09/2016. May be you will come back to clarify us. .
                                                  But what is the setting all about?
From August 25th, whatsApp subscribers will have 30 days to decide to share their data with facebook for ad targeting .   so  it is not next week as it is found in the viral message.
 With tonnes of information available on the internet, I think it will be a good idea to get things that are of interest to us as fast as possible. This is why facebook wants to share your whatsapp information with facebook.( Not your private chat. Name, friends and Phone numbers).
                                         Why is this Necessary?
  This is to help advertisers get target audience. It is at times embarassing when you see  ads on things  you dont like when browsing the internet. With this you will be able to get ads related to what you like. You will not being shown ads to dating sites when looking for a Casino or brokering website.


...automatically everyones whatsapp account has been ticked 
 such that every private chat you have on whatsapp will appear on facebook for all your friends and people that follow you to see. 
This is not true sir.  If this were the intensions of facebook, then they would have done it with messenger.  As i said above, your information and most importantly your phone number. This will be used to send target ads to you.

In an article on The Guradian.com,
According to awhatsApp spoke person ,your data will not not be posted,shared or given to anyone. It will simply be used to target advertisers.
Thus no one will be able to see your private chat as found in the alert message.

 So its simple go to settings===>; accounts===>.........
Very correct. If you dont want your information to be used for ad targetting, then  do sobetween 25th of August and 25th of September,2016.  Things might change though.
 Note that you might still get ads which are irrelevant if you uncheck this option on your whatsapp.
Imagine getting ads of a porn video while reading ''How to know the real you''. Weird right?
Just think twice befor doing this.
  Steps to do this:

Launch Whatsapp====> Menu( where you have three vertical dots at the top right)
Click on Settings
Click on Account
Uncheck '' share my Account Info''.
Remember this cannot be undone. That means once you opt out you cannot opt in again.

Rememebr whatsapp is free and billions  of dollars had been invested on it. The company need to pay its workers so that users can enjoy the bset from the app . If this is a way to pay back then, i believe it is very cheap.   Many Africans especially those in my country are using whatsapp and cannot pay with a credit card including my grand ma.
Over to you now.  Will you opt in or out of this option?


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