Heres how you can stop Facebook tracking your location all the time

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Facebook announced that it's giving users of its Android app more granular control over location data collection.

The new privacy settings will enable Android users to opt out of location tracking when they aren't actively using the app and have greater control over how much of their location data is saved by the social media giant. If you've ever given it permission to know your location, it is likely tracking where you are all the time, even when the app is closed. McDonald said the matter was simply a misunderstanding stemming from the fact that Android and Apple offer different privacy settings. To start with, Facebook users who already had their location history disabled will find the new background location control set to "off" by default. In other words, once you grant Facebook permission to access your location, it collects your location data whether you're using the app or not. The latter also allowed the app to track and save your location constantly, even if the app was not in use, especially when using features such as Nearby Friends.

For users who previously chose to turn their Location History setting "on", the new background location setting will remain "on". If you never turned on "Location History", you won't get an alert.

The company is also notifying users on both Android and iOS to review their location settings.

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TNW's post contains a useful step-by-step guide that that walks you through how to check your location tracking settings and change them, if desired. Users weren't happy with this and now Facebook finally has a solution. When it comes to Android, granting your location to an app means either granting everything or preventing the app means to stop it totally.

Choose Manage your location settings.

A good news for Android users concerned about ambiguity regarding Facebook's location settings. Look for a setting that says Background Location and turn it off.

Android's next major update tentatively named "Q" could see the removal of the back button and a quicker app-changing animation when users swipe to the right.

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