Here's how to stop FB from accessing your texts

Have you ever wondered how certain people come up on the "suggested friends" column? Gather your data is how. According to this study, Facebook has been gathering text and phone call data from you for years.

 

Here's how to avoid this from happening on your phone:

Open the Facebook Messenger app 

For Android:

  1. From Home, tap your profile picture in the top right corner
  2. Click People
  3. Synced Contacts to turn this setting off

For iPhone or iPad:

  1. From Home, tap your profile picture in the top left corner
  2. Tap People
  3. Tap Synced Contacts to turn this setting off

Want to see the date FB has been collecting?

Open up Facebook, click 'Settings' > 'General Account Settings' > 'Download a Copy of Your Facebook Data.'

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