Facebook silently announced on last Friday that the Facebook apps can now access the contact information like Phone numbers and address. It is a quite good news for the Facebook application developers.
While the All Facebook blogs announced about this release mentioning confidently that any application must have to get your permission to access of your Personal information before able to access your Phone numbers and addresses.
But, folks may not welcome this views of sharing their personal information. Particularly those who are using Facebook for business purpose, can’t accept this policy with pleasure.
Though the Facebook applications must have to get your permission before accessing your contact information, the easiest way to avoid this policy is to make your phone numbers and addresses unavailable in your profile.
Most people generally do not concentrate on the current address and mobile phone number field in their profile. So to avoid accidentally allowing of your phone numbers and addresses to the third party Facebook apps go to your profile from the top-right corner of your Facebook account screen then click on the “Edit profile” button.
Choose “Contact information” from the menu at the left side and click on it.
Delete any information if there in the field “Mobile Phone” and “Address”.
Note that, if you have kept any phone number in the “Other phone” field, Facebook will automatically copy that into the “Mobile Phone” field though the “Mobile Phone” field is still blank. After deleting those field information click on “Save Changes” button.
While this step of Facebook is on the purpose of increasing more openness, some people may not welcome this policy.
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