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UPGRADE your Facebook privacy and security in 2022.

We've rounded up some of the best changes you can make to instantly secure your account.

Turn off Facebook location history

Location History is a controversial daily log of where you've been logged by Facebook's iOS and Android's apps.

The data is stored on a digital map that can be viewed through your Facebook settings.

It shows what shops and other businesses Facebook believes you have visited, as well as periods where you're thought to have been "on the move".

Your Location History is buried deep within your settings. You can access it through Facebook's Android or iOS apps, or via your desktop browser.

On iOS, tap the three horizontal lines on the bottom right of Facebook. Tap Settings & privacy > Privacy Shortcuts > Manage your location settings.

You can turn your Location history on or off by tapping the blue slider.

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To view and explore your Location history, tap View your Location history. You may be asked to re-enter your account password.

On Android, tap menu in the top right of Facebook.

Next, tap Settings & privacy > Privacy Shortcuts > Manage your location settings > Location history.

You can turn your Location history on or off by tapping the blue slider.

To view and explore your Location history, tap View your Location history. You may be asked to re-enter your account password.

Use encryption

If you use Facebook Messenger, you can activate encryption to boost your security.

Encryption is a way to make messages more private.

Every encrypted missive is jumbled up in transit – and only the sender and recipient have the keys to unlock it.

Even Facebook can't read an encrypted Messenger text.

You can even encrypt voice or video calls on Messenger for even better security.

Just go into the settings on a specific Messenger conversation to enable encryption.

Get alerts about unrecognised logins and add two-factor

Go into Settings and then look for the security section.

Then go to Get Alerts About Unrecognised Logins.

Facebook will warn you if someone logs in from a device or browser you don't usually use.

Then you can check your account and log out any suspicious sessions.

You'll be able to see who is logging in from where, and on what device.

So if there's something you don't recognise, scrub the session from your account – shutting any potential intruders out.

If someone has been able to access your account, consider changing your password as a priority.

And add two-factor authentication to verify any logins with a text message – for even greater security.

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