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How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 1:03 am On Jun 29, 2016
by guru01 - (Recruit)

Facebook uses location permissions for a number of features, including tagging the place a photo or status was posted, and for "Nearby Friends", an opt-in feature that lets users see if any of their friends are in the vicinity.

To stop Facebook from suggesting friends to you based on who you have been near, turn off the location settings in the app's permissions.

On Android go to Settings -> Location -> turn Location off.

For iOS go to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> Facebook. If you want to stop Facebook tracking your location altogether select Never. To keep the ability to tag a location for posts, but to stop it from following you when the app isn't open select "While using it".

You can also stop Facebook from suggesting your contacts as friends by removing its permission to access contacts, and deleting your phone number from your Facebook account.

Re: How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 1:08 am On Jun 29, 2016
by spyrogyra - (Recruit)

hey Guru, thanks

Re: How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 1:13 am On Jun 29, 2016
by guru01 - (Recruit)

spyrogyra: hey Guru, thanks

You are welcome.

Re: How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 3:52 am On Jun 29, 2016
by Scott902 - (Recruit)

Would like to know where got that information at. I have a number of devices, and in NONE of them, am I able to go into "Application Manager" and disable permissions for any app. Go into Settings - Apps, and can SEE them, but not adjust them.

Re: How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 3:57 am On Jun 29, 2016
by guru01 - (Recruit)

Scott902: Would like to know where got that information at. I have a number of devices, and in NONE of them, am I able to go into "Application Manager" and disable permissions for any app. Go into Settings - Apps, and can SEE them, but not adjust them.

Give me the name of your device and phone type.

I have modified the instruction for android phones.

Re: How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 11:55 am On Jul 02, 2016
by Scott902 - (Recruit)

guru01:
I have modified the instruction for android phones.


That's more like it. Especially with 5.0 and later.

Re: How to stop Facebook using location to suggest friends @ 6:59 pm On Jul 02, 2016
by guru01 - (Recruit)

thanks cor the heads up.

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