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Facebook app always showing location?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bg1287, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. bg1287

    bg1287 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Every time I look at my profile through the facebook app, it shows me what city I'm in. What the heck? Why is this necessary? Is there any way to remove this?
     


  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    You mean in Messenger? Or you mean the actual Facebook app where it says 'lives in xxxx'?

    The first part you can turn off in messenger settings. The latter one is changed in the Facebook profile privacy settings on a PC.
     
  3. bg1287

    bg1287 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    No, this is what it shows. Doesn't say lives in. I mean on the actual facebook app. Not messenger. It only shows what city I'm in and always updates wherever I'm at. Why doesn't it just say what city I live in?

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    took some parts out of this pic for privacy btw.
     
  4. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Linked to your location. If you have Google's/carrier's location services, that's probably where it's getting the info.

    Could be plain GPS, but that isn't always right on depending on the app.

    If it was just doing zip code, you could change it.
     
  5. bg1287

    bg1287 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is it possible to take that off?
     
  6. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Use FB through the browser, not the app. You can set browser to desktop, and sign in only when you want FB. You can disable maps and location if you don't use them. You can set phone to Carrier location, Carrier location with Google, nothing or GPS only.
     
  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Weirdly, I don't have that on my Facebook app.
     
  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    I see OP is with TMO. I don't have FB on the phone, but can adjust tracking. Unless something from Samsung has a connection somewhere. Have you followed anything on FB that has an app? How about weather? If you have updated hour by hour weather notifications, that would track you all over for the right forecast.

    Verizon is purportedly tracking users - selling ads?
    Twitter is using it.
    Twitter's Mobile Ad Shop Using Verizon's ID to Track Users - ProPublica
     
  9. bg1287

    bg1287 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So it's a T-Mobile thing?
     
  10. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Probably. I just updated the Facebook app and checked, just on the off chance if it is just a version thing, and I still don't have that in my profile.
     
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