Facebook Background Location Tracking on Android Can Now Be Disabled

Facebook Android update makes the app a little less creepy

Facebook is also alerting people who turned on Location History in the past to tell them about the new control and ask them to check and change their settings if necessary.

The new privacy settings will enable Android users to opt out of location tracking when they aren't actively using the app and have greater control over how much of their location data is saved by the social media giant.

The Background Location option allows you to choose whether you want to allow Facebook to track your location even when you're not using the app.

"Android offers a single on/off switch for Location Services, so you can decide whether to share your precise location with Facebook and other apps", he explained.

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Nothing has changed for Facebook's iOS users, though the company is sending out a similar notification to users who have location history turned on.

Now with a simple toggle button, you can deny or approve if the app can access your location or not.

This update announcement came just days after Facebook's security team had used location information to track missing interns and users deemed to be threats, The Verge reported. Facebook is going to have to work hard to regain favor with users and attract people back to the platform after all the news about data sharing and Zuckerberg testifying to Congress. Apple already allows users to prevent apps from accessing their location when the app isn't open, so Facebook did not add the feature to its iOS app. Previously Android offered a binary choice for location services and history: on or off. There is a more complicated answer but here's a short one: it gives users a marketplace to download cracked apps. The company has been building user-centered mobile apps since 2010, and with its offices in Vietnam, will be able to outsource iOS and Android app development thanks to the country's lower costs. One user reported how resetting the shoe, uninstalling the app, even turning off Bluetooth, did not help the case. Swipe down the screen and tap the entry for Settings & Privacy.

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