Does FB share your location?

The new live location feature introduced by Facebook lets you share your live location in Messenger. This is a simple-to-use feature that can let you share with your friends where you are right now. … Sharing location on Facebook lets your contacts and friends discover where you are.

How do I stop Facebook from sharing my location?

Disabling location tracking in Facebook

  1. Open the Facebook app and then tap the menu button in the upper right corner.
  2. Tap Settings & Privacy and then tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Location.
  4. Tap Location Access and then tap Location Services.
  5. In the resulting window, tap Deny.

Does Facebook reveal your location?

Facebook Places only announces your location to anybody if you open up the Facebook app or Web site on your mobile phone and click the “check-in” button.

How does Facebook location work?

The system uses GPS and triangulation between cellphone towers to get your location (the combo reduces the drain on your battery that would be pronounced with GPS alone). It then produces a map with all your “nearby friends” on it, as long as they too have enabled their precise location.

Why does my Facebook login show a different location?

Facebook attempts to locate you via your IP address. If you are visiting the site via a proxy, or NAT, or VPN, the IP address will be that of the external link to Facebook, which could be geographically far away from your actual location. It’s also possible that someone tried to log in with your ID.

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Can a fake Facebook be traced?

Yes. Facebook keeps track of log-in locations and IP information to make sure that accounts are protected from unusual activity and hackers trying to gain access to sensitive information.

Why does Facebook need location?

Certain Facebook features such as Nearby Friends and the Find Wi-Fi rely on location data for it to be effective. With Location Services, these features are able to receive the required data in order to be operational.

Why does my phone say my location is somewhere else?

Android typically uses the Network Location permission to locate your phone’s present location. If you are connected via your home’s Wi-Fi then the location permission is not always able to pinpoint your location other than the general area such as town. It could be a nearby town as well.