To everybody’s “surprise”, the popular Facebook-owned messenger WhatsApp shares information with the social media giant. To make matters worse, they’re also distributing this information to advertisers for monetary benefit.
If you’re trying to communicate with friends without the fear of being tracked, try Telegram, supported on Android, iOS, Mac, PC, and even Web Browser. While it may not be as secure as you’d think, it’s still a great alternative with tons of support and a clean interface.
If you still want to use WhatsApp, you can disable some of the tracking features recently implemented by Facebook by following these steps through WhatsApp’s support page: