Facebook now allows users to control location access when the app is not in use


Facebook has been under fire for their privacy policies and how they handle user data but it looks like the company might be taking a hard look at their choices and might change for the best.

According to a new report from CNBC, Facebook has made a small but significant change to its location settings. The new update will allow Android users to control how much access Facebook has to their location data. Android users can now turn off background location data from Facebook which will stop the app from collecting the data when the app is not in use. Earlier Facebook users either had to give access to all the location data or prevent the app from seeing any data at all.

The update is only for Android devices as iOS already has a feature that allows users to block apps from accessing location data when running in the background. Hence, Facebook won’t be adding the feature to its iOS app.

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