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WhatsApp was bought by the social media giant, Facebook, in a deal that was worth $19 billion in 2014. The service is already in use by billions around the globe, and more users are being added to the list with each passing day.
Early users of WhatsApp will remember a notification they received every time they logged onto the communications platform. This notification stated that WhatsApp is free for a limited time and will turn into a paid service when this time period expires.
Over time, WhatsApp announced that it is canceling its plan to turn into a paid service and users can continue using freely for however long they want to. Many wondered how Facebook planned to monetize from a service they spent billions of dollars to purchase.
In recent developments, we have seen Facebook coming under controversies for sharing user data with third-parties without taking any form of consent. The service has slowly turned into an advertising company that sells data of all users to anyone who is willing to pay big bucks.
While the social media giant continues to be plagued with controversies concerning privacy violations, the other services attached to Facebook are also coming under scrutiny. The founders of WhatsApp, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, left working for the social media giant. Brian Acton is openly participating in the #deleteFacebook movement, while reports state that Jan Koum also left because of privacy intrusions into the popular communications platform.
There is a popular saying that “If you’re not buying the product, then you are the product.” Facebook certainly plans on using your data for its own financial benefits. It’s high-time for you to say no to any such activities. It’s time for you to delete WhatsApp once and for all!
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To delete WhatsApp Account on iOS follow these steps:
Deleting WhatsApp will delete your account information, profile picture.It will remove you from all WhatsApp group that you had joined. Further more, it willdelete the message history from your phone and your iCloud Backup of WhatsApp.
To delete WhatsApp Account on Android follow these steps:
Caution: Deleting WhatsApp Account will delete all data associated with your account including all messages, images, video, app data and WhatsApp Google Drive Backup
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