How to stop Facebook from tracking your location

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The feature is a background control setting that will let Android users choose whether they want Facebook collecting their location information when they're not using the app. If that 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. Now, as good news (at least for me), the social media site has added improvements to its location settings, giving users more control over their location data. Before this, the app could track in the background those who have their Location History set to on. According to the blog post: "For people who previously chose to turn their Location History setting "on, ' the new background location setting is 'on.' For people who had turned Location History 'off" - or never turned it on in the first place - the new background location setting is 'off'". For users who never turned this setting on or turned it to off, will have the background location settings automatically turned to "off". Moreover, Facebook has also clarified that choices made previously by users will not change as a result of the new update. So if you already allow location tracking then it will continue to track you all the time unless the setting is changed. Your current settings will remain the way they are even after the new feature rolls out.

The app can be downloaded through and iOS devices will require iOS 7.1.2 or later whereas Android devices will require Android 6.0.1 or later. Starting August of 2018, all new applications submitted to Google Play were required to target Android 8.0 Oreo (API level 26) or higher, while updates to existing applications submitted after November 2018 would also have to target API level 26.

Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap on the Location option. This will allow a user to learn more about how their location is used for advertising and event recommendation purposes. Android users will also able to see "Permission Usage" graphics. For instance, if you usually log in to your account from a browser in London but suddenly someone tries to log in from a browser in Sydney, our systems recognise this unusual behaviour and send you an alert to check that it's really you.

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