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How to stop Facebook from tracking your location



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Facebook is notorious for capturing user data to create profiles that advertisers can target – and that includes location data from your phone. If this makes you uncomfortable, you can stop the Facebook mobile app from tracking your location completely, or allow it to do so only when you're using the app.

The company has rolled out new location control for Android app users,

Here's how you can change your location permission:

On iOS

  • Launch the Facebook app on your phone. , and then go to Settings and Privacy and tap Settings.
  • Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap on the Location option.
  • Click on Location and select your preferred setting as shown in the screenshot; I prefer the minimal tracking on my phone, so I went with 'Do not allow.' Alternatively, you can set it to your location 'Only while using the app.'