How to View Your Facebook Location History

Introduction

If you have Facebook location history tracking enabled on your mobile device, the application will collect information associated with your movements. This can be helpful for finding nearby Wifi hotspots you can connect to, looking at where you went on a specific day, and more. In this video I’ll show you how to view your Facebook location history on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, or on the Facebook.com website.

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Steps to View 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.

  1. Scroll down to the Privacy section, and then tap “Location.” The Location Settings screen is shown.

  1. 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.

The various locations Facebook identified you as being on that date will be shown on the lower part of the screen. Tap any of these locations to see the geographic location associated with that item in the map on the top part of the screen. And finally, you can tap the date field to see a calendar where you can choose to see your location history for a specific date.

Steps to View 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.
  1. Click “Location” in the menu on the left side of the screen. The Location Settings window appears on the right side of the screen.
  1. Click “View Location History.” The Location History View screen is displayed. Click the date field to see a calendar where you can choose to see your location history for a specific date. Clicking a particular item on the left side of the screen will zoom you in to the geographic location of that item on the right side of the screen.

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