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Don't let Facebook use your location to find friendsMake sure the Facebook app is not tracking your location with these easy steps.
If you've noticed the suggested friends feature on Facebook is getting a little bit creepier, you're not the only one. The social media giant has been accused of using your phone's location to connect you with other users, kind of like Tender. If you'd rather not use Facebook for these types of mis-connections You may wanna consider limiting the location information you're sharing on the app. If you have a newer version of android you can do this on the Settings menu, click on app, and then applications manager if you're on a Galaxy phone. Scroll down to your Facebook app and once you're in, click on permissions and disable location. For older models you can go directly to the Facebook app. Click on the menu bar at the top righthand corner. Then account settings and location. Once you click on location services, you'll be taken to your settings menu and you'll have to disable a few others as well. If you don't want to do this, you can just delete the app and use the web version on Chrome Your battery will thank you for it too. If you're an iPhone user, go to your Settings menu, look for the Privacy option right below the battery, and now click on Location Services. If you've granted Facebook access to your location at any point, you should see this in the list. Once you click, you'll have three options. Click on never if you want to err on the safe side. Now this doesn't guarantee you won't see the random friend suggestion once in a while, but at least now you know Facebook is not following your every move.