Facebook Might Be Sharing Your Location — Here’s How to Stop It

You may have found out about Snapchat’s new component “Snap Map” that is standing out as truly newsworthy this week for permitting clients to see their companions’ area on a guide and in this way risking their security. Guilefully enough, Facebook likewise has a comparative element that has been as a result since 2014 that could likewise be offering your whereabouts to companions without you in any event, figuring it out.

The component is classified “Close by Friends” and it naturally shares the local you are in with your companions and cautions them when you are near to them. Facebook has said in the past that it utilizes Nearby Friends to target you with advertisements and in the event that you decide to impart you area to the application, it can deplete your telephone battery about 0.3 to 0.4% every hour. Yowser!

In case you’re not ready for everybody realizing whether you’re home, at the films or shopping for food, you can without much of a stretch mood killer the component by making the accompanying strides.

Open the Facebook application on your brilliant gadget and snap on the menu in the lower right corner of the screen. At the point when the menu opens, click on “Close by Friends” under the investigate tab. You may need to look down a piece to see it.


On the off chance that you haven’t given the application consent to utilize your area before, you will as of now be quit. If not, you will see a screen indicating you close by companions, companions voyaging and companions in different areas where you’ve recently lived or visited as often as possible.


From that point, you can tap the rigging button in the upper right corner and afterward switch “Close by Friends” off. In the event that you’d prefer to keep you area on for a select gathering of companions, you can do as such by flipping the “Close by Friends” on and afterward picking a gathering in the “Companions” tab beneath.

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