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Connection information like your IP address or Wi-Fi connection and specific location information like your device's GPS signal help us understand where you are.
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This information can be used to help you find events nearby and show you local ads and news stories.
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Or power Safety Check on Facebook, which lets friends check in as 'safe' during crisis events around the world.
Location can also help keep your account secure. We use where you normally log-in combined with other information to detect suspicious activity.
You can control whether your device shares precise location information with Facebook Products via Location Services, a setting on your mobile device, and if you've given us permission, when you are not using Facebook Products.
We may still understand your location using things like check-ins, events, and information about your internet connection.
On Android, the Background Location setting in the Facebook app lets you control if Facebook can access your device's precise location through Location Services when you're not using the app.
On iOS, Facebook only collects your precise location when you're not using the app if you’ve set Location Services to “Always” on your device.
Location History is a timeline of specific places you have been, organized into days. You can turn it on or off in your location settings or delete it at any time within the Facebook app.
You're in control of who sees your location on Facebook Products. These are just some examples of how location is used and how you can manage it. Learn more about how we use location.
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