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How to View, Delete, and Disable Location History on Facebook

Posted on the 11 June 2018 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

The following blog post will guide steps on how to view and delete Facebook location history.

How to View and Delete Your Location History on Facebook

People all across the globe use Facebook and Messenger app. And if you’re using the application on your Android and iOS phone, then chances are high that the company is keeping your location history more than your expectation.

You might be wondering how it works? According to the explanation provided by the Facebook, if Location History feature is enabled on the app, then app periodically start keeping the location history, even if you’re not using the app.

Your location history is a private data, and you’re the only one who can see it. There might be users concerned about this thing and really what to find out how much location history data this social networking giant is saving.

How to View and Delete Facebook Location History

Whatever is the reason, the good thing is there is a way to find out how much location data Facebook is keeping. Apart from that, you can clear entire or specific instances of location history. To ensure this never happens again, you can disable Facebook location history setting.

View Facebook Location History

Facebook for Web

1. Visit facebook.com and login to your account using the credentials.

2. Click on Down arrow icon which you can find it on the top right side of the screen and then select Settings.

facebook settings

3. On the left panel, switch to the Location tab.

facebook location settings

4. On the right panel click on the button which reads “View your location history.”

view your facebook location history

You will be asked to enter the password, type it and click on the Continue button.

How to View, Delete, and Disable Location History on Facebook

This will take you to Location History view page.

Facebook for Phone

1. Launch Facebook app.

2. Tap on Hamburger icon available on the top right side.

facebook more menu

3. Scroll down to Account settings and tap on it.

facebook for android account settings

4. Tap on Location.

facebook for android location history

5. Tap on View your Location History.

view your location history android

6. Re-enter your Facebook password and tap on Submit button.

How to View, Delete, and Disable Location History on Facebook

This will take you to Location History view screen.

The Location History view page or screen will show you the list of location history the company is keeping because of the Facebook app usage.

This data has a specific location which you visit regularly. Apart from that, it also tracks your location and pinpoints when you’re traveling or on the move.

You can check all the location history by date, and browse location on the maps as well.

Delete Facebook Location History

After checking all the location history if you want to delete all of them in a single click, then here is how you can do that:

In the View your location history page, you need to click on (…) menu icon available on the top right side.

facebook for web delete all location history

After that click on Delete All Location History. This will instantly delete all your location history.

In case, you want to delete the history of the particular day, then navigate to the left pane. Here you will find your location history by each date.

facebook for web - delete the day

Scroll down to a particular date and then click on the menu icon and then click on Delete This Day.

Turn off Facebook Location History

In case, you want to ensure that Facebook never keeps your Location History in future, then it is good to Disable Facebook Location History setting. Here is how to do:

1. Launch Facebook App.

2. Tap on the Hamburger icon and then click Account settings.

3. Tap on Location.

4. Here toggle off the option which reads “Location History.”

disable facebook location history

That’s it!

Once you turn off the Location History feature, Facebook will not be able to keep your location data. Apart from that, you won’t be able to use various Facebook features like Nearby Friends and Find Wi-Fi in future. Apart from that, the company says that this location service feature helps them to improve Facebook and deliver relevant ads.

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