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  1. mattyboyo

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    Just got a samsung galaxy s2. I've installed facebook and my status update has my location in it, ie near ???. How do I stop it doing that?
     

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    Not sure you can unless you turn off the GPS settings on the phone but happy to be corrected.
     
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    Cheers, it had location by wifi and mobile network selected. Unchecked and it's stopped doing it now.
     
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    Where do you see the location by wifi/mobile network? I'd love to stop the location posting too.. but am not finding the way to turn this off.
     
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    go to menu>settings>location and security
     
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    That's menu in your phone not in the FB app (just in case)
     
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    All I have checked there is google location services....which I want so weather app and such works. So it's all or nothing? Not a way to just stop fb?
     
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    No.. it seems to be a permanent feature where as before it was a temp thing if you wanted to "check in". You can't disable it in the main account either :(

    I hear Google+ calling ....
     
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    Indeed.. I don't mind having the option to share such information and I'm some people enjoy having the ability... but it's just not my style.
     
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    Truth is, I like Google+'s simpler and more streamlined look now. Facebook has become a bit cluttered.
     
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    Where exactly did you shut it off? That is probably where I need to go to turn it on!! :) Thanks
     
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    Im staring to hate fb app..
    But there is one other way to STOP sharing your location before you post:
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    To remove that option on your phone, when you're about to post a status, click on the little upside down tear drop thing that is between the option to add a person to your status or a picture...that should remove it for you (I think). (WORKS)
    You will see your current location at the bottom with a tiny cross next to it, click on the cross..
    Unfortunatly you will have to do it before every post :(
    From: facebook.com/topic.php?uid=74769995908&topic=21303
     
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    There's still Friendcaster instead of official FB app.
     
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    It's just another way Facebook gathering information about you. My solution is turn off the GPS using a widget. Saves battery too.
     

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