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WhatsApp Changes Privacy Policy – What it means for users

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For the very first time in four years and since being acquired by Facebook,
WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform is updating its terms and conditions , as well as its privacy
policy. Part of this update includes WhatsApp sharing your account
information with Facebook to, among other things, provide better targeted ads.

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I know you’ll be wondering what part of your information is being shared to Facebook

Q – What information is being shared with Facebook?

The updated WhatsApp FAQ page says that the phone number you
used to sign up for WhatsApp with will be shared, as well as the last time you used the service.

Thanks to end-to-end encryption, Facebook will not be able to see your
messages, photos or other media you share. Only you and the person
you send messages to will ever be able to see that information. And
any information that is shared by WhatsApp will not be publicly visible
to anyone using Facebook. Meaning, if WhatsApp shares your phone
number with Facebook, it won’t fill in the phone number field on your
profile and make it visible to anyone.

Another question is why your information is being shared.

The FAQ page says sharing your information with Facebook will help
the two companies “coordinate more.” The claim is that it will help
them “fight spam and abuse” more efficiently, as well as and this is
likely the bigger and more feasible reason
“improve your experiences
within [Facebook] services” through targeted ads.

Will I start seeing ads in WhatsApp?

No. Well, at least not in the usual banner ad style. However, WhatsApp is exploring ways to allow businesses to communicate with
customers. In the same way that you can interact with your bank via
SMS to check account balances or pay your cell phone bill with a text
message, WhatsApp wants you to receive information from business,
such as receipts for flight information.

The good news is, WhatsApp is (for now) continuing to put you in

control. It says, “We do not want you to have a spammy experience; as
with all of your messages, you can manage these communications,
and we will honor the choices you make.”
Time will tell if being part of Facebook will alter their stance on this, as
well.

Well. Certainly, I’ve got a lot of contacts on my whatsapp and I get a lot of messages daily so the idea of Ads on Whatsapp “hell no”. If you feel the same way about the new Whatsapp privacy policy, Fortunately, you can opt out and remove yourself from the whole situation very easily. Here’s how:

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Open WhatsApp on your phone.
On Android , tap the action overflow button in the upper right
corner and select Settings . On iOS, tap the Settings tab in the
lower right corner.
Select Account .
Tap the check mark to the right of Share my account info .
To disable the feature, tap Don’t Share .
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The pop-up that appears reads, “If you tap ‘Don’t Share’, you won’t be
able to change this in the future.” And they mean it.

On the bright side, your account information and app usage won’t be
shared with Facebook anymore. Though, it doesn’t say whether it has
already shared your information or whether, if shared, that information
will be deleted.

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Download Stickers For WhatsApp – The Best Collection Of Whatsapp Stickers On The Web

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Whatsapp just added support for  sticker packs support and unfortunately it doesn’t come with a lot of stickers which means you have to download apps from Google Playstore to get new stickers.

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    If you are a kind of person that loves stickers , the downside of this is that you’ll end up having too many apps on your phone just for stickers. I decided to look for a workaround for this and luckily I found it.

    I have converted the best collection of stickers from Telegram for use on Whatsapp. So let me guide you on what to do to be able to use this method.

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    How To Add Your Own Stickers To Whatsapp

    • Download Personal Stickers For WhatsApp App From Here
    • Download Xplore App From Here
    • Download Your Choice Of Stickers From The Sticker List Below
    • Extract The Folder Using Xplore App 
    • Create A New Folder On The Root Of Your Device
    • Copy The Stickers From The PNG Folder To The Folder You Created
    • Place Your Files On The Root Of Your Device (It shouldn’t be inside any folder)
    • Launch The Personal Stickers App
    • Wait For The Folder Name To Show
    • Select Add Stickers To Whatsapp And Wait
    • You’ll get a success message, launch Whatsapp and you can see your stickers.

    Whatsapp Sticker Packs (Converted From Telegram)


    1. Bill Gates Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    2. Elon Musk Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    3. The Kardashians Whatsapp Sticker Pack





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    4. Captain America  Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    5. American Dad  Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    Request A Sticker Pack

    This page would be updated regularly. If there’s a particular sticker pack you want send me a mail at naijatechguy@gmail.com and I’ll try my best to upload it here. Cheers.

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    How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Android Smartphones

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    The main Facebook app is a data hog, drains batteryand eats up storage space and most times it ends up crashing whenever you open it on your smartphone. I’ve actually switched to facebook lite to save my phone from that endless torment.

    How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Android Smartphones 12There are a couple of ways to fix the crashing on your phone. This method may also work for other apps.

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    Method 1

    Update Your Facebook to the latest version

    Method 2: Clear App Cache

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Tap Apps.
    3. Navigate to Facebook app.
    4. Tap to open Options.
    5. Tap Clear Cache and then Clear Data.
    6. Restart your device and try out Facebook app again.

    Method 3: Reinstall Facebook App

     Uninstall the current Facebook app you have on your
    device and go back to Google play store and reinstall it Login with your Facebook ID and everything should be back to normal.

    Method 4: Download  Facebook Lite

    Simply download facebook lite from playstore

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    Instagram Purge – Instagram To Massively Delete Fake Accounts And Fake Likes

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    You shouldn’t be surprised seeing accounts with thousands of followers but no engagement on instagram. Some get massive comments and likes from fake accounts and Instagram is clamping down on these fake accounts.

    Some people follow and then unfollow others — after they get a follow back — and through the use of third-party apps that promote inauthentic likes, follows and comments.

    You may see Instagram follow accounts start to drop in the coming days, and this is why. According to a company blog post, Instagram is trying to do something about the use of third-party apps that ‘grammers use to help artificially grow their audience.

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    “Every day, people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions,” the company notes. “It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity. Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity.

    “We’ve built machine learning tools to help identify accounts that use these services and remove the inauthentic activity. This type of behavior is bad for the community, and third-party apps that generate inauthentic likes, follows and comments violate our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.”

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    If you are using any of this services you shouldn’t be scared of your account being deleted. Instagram will send you an in-app message alerting the you that they have removed inauthentic likes, follows and comments from your account. That user will also be asked to secure their account by changing their password.

    There’s also a vague warning that accounts which continue to use third-party apps to grow their audience in this manner “may see their Instagram experience impacted.”

    I’m not sure what Instagram means by  “users seeing their Instagram experience impacted” but I can guess it would be using Instagram Shadow ban which limits your engagement so much you hate your Instagram Account.

    Facebook at large, of course, has been hampered by a slew of bad news lately, with the company’s ham-fisted response to inauthentic activity across its family of apps increasingly coming under scrutiny. Instagram, for its part, says it will be ramping up its efforts along these lines even more so than what it included in the announcement today.

    Also from the company’s post: “Since the early days of Instagram, we have auto-detected and removed fake accounts to protect our community. Today’s update is just another step in keeping Instagram a vibrant community where people connect and share in authentic ways. We’ll have more updates in the coming weeks on additional measures we’re taking to tackle inauthentic activity on Instagram.”

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