Facebook is tracking you: Here's the trick to stop it

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New Delhi : Do you know Facebook, the social media giant is capturing user data to create profiles that advertisers can target? Yes, your account in this social networking site is exposing you, your location and likes and dislikes and so on. If this Facebook tracking is disturbing you then there is a trick to stop Facebook mobile app from tracking your location completely.

Facebook has rolled out new location control for Android app users, and it’s sending an alert to users  both on iOS and Android to check their location settings for the app.

Tricks to stop Facebook from tracking your location

On iOS

  • Launch the Facebook app on your phone, and then go to Settings and Privacy and tap on 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 minimal tracking on my phone, so I went with ‘Don’t allow.’ Alternatively, you can set this to access your location ‘Only while using the app.’
  • You can also see and turn off Location History through a toggle as shown below, so that Facebook doesn’t keep a record of places you’ve visited.

On Android

  • Launch the Facebook app on your phone, and then go to Settings and Privacy and tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down to the Privacy section and tap on the Location option.
  • Tap on Location Services to turn on or turn off location tracking.
  • The Background Location option allows you to choose whether you want to allow Facebook to track your location even when you’re not using the app.