How to Delete Facebook Location History

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Introduction

Enabling Facebook’s location history feature means that you can tag your posts with your location, get ads based on where you’re at, find nearby restaurants and other locations more easily, and more. But the tradeoff for this is that Facebook stores all of the data it collects about you, even at times when you’re not using your device. If you don’t like the idea of Facebook having all of this data, you can either delete all of your Facebook location history, or just a single day. In this article I’ll show you how to delete your Facebook location history on an iPhone, iPad and Android device, and also on the Facebook.com website. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

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Steps to Delete Your Facebook Location History on iPhone, iPad or Android

  1. Tap “Menu” on your Facebook home screen to open the Menu screen. Scroll down to the bottom of this screen, tap to expand “Settings and Privacy,” and then tap “Settings” in this list of options. The Settings screen is displayed.
  2. Scroll down to the Privacy section, and then tap “Location.” The Location Settings screen is shown.
  3. Tap “View Your Location History.” If you’re using an Android device, you may have to tap “Location History” and then “View Location History.” The Location History View screen is displayed.
  4. Tap the ellipses at the top of the screen to open a menu. Tap either “Delete This Day” or “Delete All Location History.” A prompt asking if you’re sure you want to delete either your Facebook location information for this day or all of your location history is displayed. Tap to delete your location information. Your location information will be removed automatically.

Steps to Delete Your Facebook Location History on Facebook.com

  1. Navigate to Facebook.com in your web browser, and then click the drop-down arrow at the top of the screen to open a menu. Click “Settings and Privacy” in the menu. The Settings and Privacy menu is displayed.
  2. Click “Settings” in the menu. The Settings screen is shown.
  3. Click “Location” in the menu on the left side of the screen. The Location Settings window appears on the right side of the screen.
  4. Click “View Location History.” The Location History View screen is displayed.
  5. Click the ellipses at the top of the screen. You should note that if you don’t have Facebook Location History turned on you won’t see the ellipses. A menu is shown. Click either “Delete This Day” or “Delete All Location History.” A prompt asking if you’re sure you want to delete either your Facebook location information for this day or all of your location history is displayed. Click to delete your location information. Your location information will be removed automatically.
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