Facebook Will Turn Off Some Location-Tracking Features, know why

Facebook Will Turn Off Some Location-Tracking Features: Due to ‘low usage’, Facebook is reportedly shutting down several services that track your real-time location. In which nearby friends, location history, and background location are included. As reported by The Verge, in a notification sent to those who have previously used the feature. The tech giant said that it will stop collecting data related to these features on May 31 and clear any stored data on August 1.

The company said in the statement that

Meta spokesman Emil Vazquez said in an emailed statement: “While we are removing some location-based features on Facebook due to low usage, people can still use location services to manage how their location information is collected and used.”

According to the report, this does not mean that the tech giant will stop collecting location data completely. As stated in its note to users, Facebook said it will “continue to collect location information for other experiences” to serve contextual ads and location check-in, in line with its data policy.

Archived data will fly on 01 August:

Users can view, download or delete any saved location data within the Settings and Privacy menu. Otherwise, Facebook will automatically delete any archived data related to its discontinued services on August 1.

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