Heres how you can stop Facebook tracking your location all the time

Android users can now disable background location sharing with Facebook

The new update will allow the users to have more control and more knowledge about how Facebook retrieves and stores their location data. On the other hand on Android, you can either totally enable location info sharing or disable it. With this update, you'll have a dedicated way to choose whether or not to share your location when you aren't using the app.

Nothing has changed for Facebook's iOS users, though the company is sending out a similar notification to users who have location history turned on. At this point, you'll turn the background location off.




This update announcement came just days after Facebook's security team had used location information to track missing interns and users deemed to be threats, The Verge reported. Users who had location history turned on will find the new control is set to "on". In other words, once you grant Facebook permission to access your location, it collects your location data whether you're using the app or not. The Social Networking Giant is updating its location settings for Android OS. But it also highlights that this has been in place for some time already - Facebook has already been tracking location data for all Android users for years. This would make users assume that the app would contain information regarding processes involved in a credit card. It should be noted that this update will neither require any new information to be collected nor will it affect the privacy choices made by users before the update. If you don't, you can still turn off full access to Facebook's ability to track your phone location, even while you're using the app. It's called Background Location and can be toggled on or off. Well, Facebook fixes this with the new location control. To utilise features like Nearby Friends or Location tagging for your photos, location access is actually needed. The Pro upgrade costs a paltry £2.79/$2.99 and removes the ads that accompany the free alternative, while bringing new features such as support for multiple cloud storage services.

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