However, if you prefer not to, it is not the end of the world either. Whatsapp is giving you a choice (so I guess we should be happy?), though by default you are opted in the moment you tap ‘I agree’ to Whatsapp’s new T&C. Yes. That’s no doubt a very sneaky move on Whatsapp’s part. Anyway, long story short, here’s how you can opt out:
1) If you have just updated the app…
You do not want to tap ‘I agree’ to the T&C right away. Instead, you will want to scroll down to the end of the document where you find a checkbox option for sharing data and make sure you uncheck it before agreeing.
2) If you have already accepted the new T&C…
You will have a 30-day window to opt out. In this case, you want to go to the Whatsapp Settings -> Account and look out for ‘Share my account info’ and uncheck the box.
After you have done either of the above, the ’Share my account info’ box will disappear for good, destroying any trace that it ever wanted you share your info and data.