Facebook is currently on a hot seat since WhatsApp previously updated its user data sharing policy. The sudden announcement requires the WhatsApp users to accept that their personal data will be shared with the social media giant.

Concerned About Facebook's New Data Sharing Policy? Here's How You Can Delete It and Other Great Alternative Apps
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is reflected in the eye of a man on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.

However, experts state that this is an alarming issue since it is invading the users' privacy. They also previously explained that the public won't know what will Facebook do to the user data they acquired.

This is also the main reason why Elon Musk recently posted a tweet, saying that people should use Signal instead of WhatsApp since it is more secured compared to the Facebook-owned app.

How to delete a Facebook account

According to The Verge's latest report, Facebook archives contain all the pertinent information connected to your account. These include active sessions, photos, chat history, IP addresses, visited ads, and facial recognition data.

If you are currently doubting the social media giant, here's how you can easily delete your account.

Concerned About Facebook's New Data Sharing Policy? Here's How You Can Delete It and Other Great Alternative Apps
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.

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  • The first thing you need to do is to click on the down arrow, which is located in the upper right corner of your screen. Once you are there, all you need to do so follow these options; "Settings & Privacy" > "Settings."
  • After that, you need to click the "Your Facebook Information" in the left-hand column and then choose the "Download Your Information" option, which is in the center of your screen.
  • You can also select which data you want to save. Once you are ready, all you need to do is click the "Create File" option. Facebook will notify you through your email if your file is ready.
  • Once you received the email, you can now delete your Facebook account permanently. If you decided to say goodbye to FB, there are still other unpopular apps you can try.

Facebook's alternatives

Make Tech Easier stated that there are other unpopular apps that you can use to replace Facebook. The social media giant is considered as unparalleled as a tool for social connection and organization.

The app's massive scale is also the one that leads to constant tracking, general dominance extra-concerning, privacy issues, and security breaches. However, there are some social media apps you can still use that can also provide the same experience. Here are the top five best Facebook alternatives.

  • Sociall
  • Mastodon
  • Minds
  • Diaspora
  • MeWe

If you want to know more about their details, all you need to do is click on this link.

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