How to Turn Off Location on Facebook Messenger App

How to Turn Off Location on Facebook Messenger AppTechnology has its own advantages and disadvantages. While good sides are more than the bad sides, still technology has put in danger users privacy. If you own an electronic device, then you may become a victim of a hacker attack who can steal your data and passwords. Even that big companies like Facebook and Google try to protect your data, there are still hackers out there who break their systems.

Facebook launched its separated Messenger App for smartphones not so long ago. They forced users to download the app and use it to communicate. They didn’t tell the public why they did this move but forced every Facebook user to Download it.

Users who download the Messenger App didn’t know that their location is tracked all the time by this new messenger app from Facebook. Facebook, by knowing your location, will show you advertisements based on your country. This is very useful for Facebook but what if someone breaks Facebook Servers and get your location. You Privacy is in danger and Facebook doesn’t care about it. They only care about money and ads.

You must have noticed a gray arrow on the right corner of the text box. This arrow shows your location to your friend and Facebook collects this data without your permission.

If you would like to learn How to Turn Off Location on Facebook Messenger on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch follow a few simple steps mentioned below.

How to Turn Off Location on Facebook Messenger on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

I am going to refer to an iPhone, but the same steps are followed if you own an iPad or an iPod Touch.

Just follow the steps provided below and you will Disable Location Tracking on Messenger.

How to Disable Facebook Messenger’s Location Tracking on iPhone

Step 1 :  Unlock your device and launch Settings App.Settings - iPhone

Step 2 : Tap on Privacy.Settings - Privacy - iPhone

Step 3 : On Privacy Tab, tap on Location Services.Settings - Privacy - Location Services - iPhone

Step 4 : After you open Location Services Tab, a list with all the apps that use your current location is shown. Scroll down and find the Facebook Messenger App on the list, below Share My Location.

( Hint : If you have a lot of apps installed, the list is in alphabetical order. Go to ” M ” letter to quickly find Messenger. ) Settings - Privacy - Location Services - Messenger - iPhone

Step 5 : Tap on ” Never ” under ” Allow Location Access ” to Disable Location Tracking for Messenger App.Settings - Privacy - Location Services - Messenger - iPhone

Now, you have disabled location services for Messenger App. You can go and open the Messenger App and you will notice that the arrow in the right corner of the message box is now disabled.

This is the guide ” How to Turn Off Location on Facebook Messenger App on iOS “.

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