Sharing status about ourselves, family and friends on social networking sites becomes a trend in present day scenario. Most of the people don’t know what they are sharing with their status or post. One thing that we share with every post or status with or without knowledge is location. We share our location due to Facebook Messenger location tracking feature. In this blog post I am going to explain why location sharing on Facebook is a bad idea and how we can disable Facebook Messenger location tracking feature.

Why We Should Disable Facebook Messenger Location Tracking Feature?

Facebook is the most popular social networking site. There are number of people who love to share their location as well as pictures on Facebook; while there are people who do it without knowing that they shared their location. Facebook Messenger location tracking feature lets people to know where are you in present time. Revealing your current position may be dangerous as thieves and your enemies know your current location. Revealing your location give green signal to robbers that you are not at home. They can do robbery at your home. In addition to that your potential enemy know about where are you. Your enemy can attack on you if you are in a place where no one is going to notice your enemy.

How to Disable Facebook Messenger Location Tracking Feature?

  • Open Facebook Messenger in your Android Device.
  • Click on Gear image given in upper right corner.
  • In Setting, you will find location option. Uncheck this option to stop Facebook messenger location tracking feature.

To Disable this feature in Facebook App follow these steps.

  • Open Facebook App followed by click on three horizontal bar on upper right corner.
  • Scroll down and comes under Help and Settings section. Here you have to click on App Settings option.
  • In App settings option; you can turn off Messenger location services.


While sharing about your vacation and pictures; it is recommended to share picture and vacation details after completion of your vacation.

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