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How to send WhatsApp messages with Siri

How to send WhatsApp messages with Hey Siri.

If you are an avid WhatsApp user, you will be pleased to know that the popular messaging service has updated its app to work with Siri. With iOS 10, Apple opened up some of its apps to third party developers, allowing their apps to be accessed directly from native apps like Maps and Siri, thereby streamlining tasks such as ordering an Uber, reserving a table, sending a message, etc. WhatsApp is among the early adopters, which include other popular apps such as Uber, Lyft, Skype and OpenTable among others.

How do I stop WhatsApp from sharing my phone number with Facebook?

WhatsApp and Facebook claim that sharing your phone number will help Facebook improve your experience by offering more relevant ad content, making better friend suggestions and more. While this may be true, it may also lead to businesses getting a hold of your phone number. At some point you will open up WhatsApp and be presented with the new Terms & Conditions (it may not come up the next time you open it, it might have to update, then it will pop up the next time). Once you accept you will have 30 days to opt out of it sharing your phone number. To opt out, follow these steps:

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How to opt out of WhatsApp data sharing with Facebook

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The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy to share data with its parent company. Yes, WhatsApp wants to share your phone number and analytics with Facebook even after promising it would never do so when it was acquired by the social network back in 2014. The updated privacy policy now reads:

"By coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them."

Getting started with WhatsApp on iPhone

How to use WhatsApp on iPhone.

WhatsApp is a free cross-platform messaging service that uses the internet to send messages and make phone calls to other WhatsApp users, regardless of where they are or what device they are using, provided they are connected to the internet. The primary advantage of WhatsApp is that messaging and calling over Wi-Fi is free (aside from whatever you pay for your own internet service, if that happens to be what you are connecting through).

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