How to unlink Facebook for Android from phone contacts

Syncing contacts from the Facebook app into your contacts may be useful to some, but for others it creates extra clutter in their contacts area. Follow these steps to remove the link between Facebook and your contact list.

Facebook is a great tool for sharing ideas, playing games to waste time, and--oh right--keeping in touch with new and old friends. Syncing contacts from the Facebook app into your contacts is useful to some, but others consider it extra clutter in their contacts area. If you feel that way, how can you remove the link between Facebook and your contact list? Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your phone.

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Step 2: Make your way to the general menu in the app, which may require pressing the back button once or twice. The app has a tendency to load at your News Feed, which normally is useful, but not right now.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 3: Once you can see all of the options, press the Menu button and then Settings.

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Step 4: Scroll down to and select Sync Contacts.

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Step 5: Choose "Remove Facebook" data from the next menu and press OK.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

The Facebook updates and other information that were once present in your Contacts list will now be removed. And, of course, you can always re-sync Facebook and your Contacts at a later time if you have a change of heart.

 

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