Do you have to give Facebook your phone number?

Facebook says it’s required to make it easier for you to sign in if you forget your username and password. Facebook also wants your phone number to see all of the contacts on your phone. That’s one way Facebook gets information to send you the “people you may know” suggestions.

Is mobile number mandatory for Facebook?

Minimal Facebooking. To sign up for a Facebook account, you need a name and a working email address or mobile phone number. You can use any name you are known by. However, if you run into a problem, you may have to provide an acceptable form of ID to verify it later.

Why you should never put your phone number on Facebook?

It’s a good idea to avoid having your home or cellphone numbers on your Facebook page. Prank callers, stalkers and even identity thieves can use this information to ruin your day. Not only that but people who have your cellphone number, which isn’t hard to find online, can use it to search for you on Facebook.

How do I stop Facebook asking for my phone number?

On the mobile app, tap the hamburger icon () and select Settings & Privacy > Settings > Privacy Settings. Scroll down to How People Can Find and Contact You, and look for “Who can look you up using the phone number you provided?” Tap that, and you’ll have the option for Everyone, Friends of friends, or Friends.

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Why would someone put their phone number on Facebook?

By default, every Facebook user with a phone number has the “Who can find me?” feature turned on to everybody. This means anybody with the user’s phone number can easily find people’s information on Facebook, even if their phone numbers are not shared with the public.