How to Stop Facebook from Posting Your Location (2016)

how to stop facebook posting your location

You may have noticed that Facebook recently started publishing the location from which you are posting when you post to Facebook via the web (with your browser), whether you want it to or not. And so you may be wondering how to stop Facebook from posting your location. Here’s how.

Once you are done looking through all of your settings on the Facebook site, and after seeing if maybe it somehow had something to do with the mobile app on your phone (like maybe it suddenly got switched from “never” to “always” allowing Facebook to use location services (and finding that it still says “never”)), you probably searched in desperation for a solution, which is how we assume that you ended up at this article.


Happily, not only can we tell you how to stop Facebook from sharing your location when you post online with your browser, but it’s really easy.

The Problem: Facebook Posts Your Location When You Post via the Web
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The solution is as easy as writing another post (or remembering to do this when you write another post).

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Before you hit ‘post’, notice the options below the text box. You know, the options like the little camera emblem for adding a photo, the little head-and-shoulders (it’s not just a shampoo any more!) icon for tagging someone, the weird little pancake face for adding an emoji, and..wait for it..right next to that, the little map pin for adding a location

The odds are very good that right now, there is already a location preloaded next to that map pin. Do you see it?

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Hover over the ‘x’

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And Facebook will confusingly tell you “Add a location to your post”

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Ignore what it says, and click on the ‘x’

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And, look ma, no location!

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In our experience, this will persist unless and until you manually add another location. If you do that, you may need to repeat this process.
 

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