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Do you know the REAL way to disable Facebook Places (the new feature that updates your physical location to FB if you use it through your phone)?

Some idjit started one of those FB spam forward status messages about how to fix this. What their "fix" really does it keep it active and prevent you from getting email notifications when someone shares your location with others. If you really want to disable people telling everyone when you're not home, follow these steps:
Go to Account, Privacy Settings, Sharing on Facebook, Everyone, Customize Settings
Click "Places I Check Into" and check Custom. Under "These People" click "Only Me" then Save.
Turn off "People Here Now".
Go to Account, Privacy Settings, Applications and Websites, Edit Your Settings
Under "Info Accessible Through Your Friends", Edit Settings, turn off "Places I Check Into".

(And feel free to copy and paste that in as a reply to anyone who keeps spreading the wrong way to do it)

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Asked by NotPanicking at 8:02 AM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Entertainment

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Answers (13)
  • They showed how to do this on Good Morning America. I did it right then and there.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:09 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • thanks for the info, I HATE that stupid facebook feature!!

    Answer by Namaste17 at 8:10 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Thanks.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 8:10 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • thanks! I'm like peytonnbella, I don't use my phone, but if i ever do...

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:33 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Thanks for the info! I just did mine.

    Answer by Tab2 at 11:01 AM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Thanks. Anything that keeps you save is worth sharing.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:31 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Thanks so much! I use my phone for FB and CM 90% of the time and I can't change this setting from my phone, so i'm glad you posted this to remind me!

    Answer by Laura2U at 12:47 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Why thank you, I thought that thing on fb looked fishy! I don't have that kind of phone, I only get on fb on my computer, but I will definitely pass this around!

    Answer by 4time-mom at 1:06 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Thanks what great info

    Answer by TinaP0223 at 3:53 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Thanks.

    Answer by Amelia512 at 4:34 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

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