7.17.2016

How to stop receiving Friend suggestions from Facebook






Facebook is a social media platform where you can connect, interact and stay in touch with your friends and family with ease. And this often includes friends and family members that you haven't seen for quite a while. To make connecting with them easier, Facebook has a 'Suggested Friends' feature. I'll be sharing this article on how to limit this suggestions by Facebook. 



It generally works by recommending old friends and casual acquaintances that you might want to add as Facebook friends raging from old classmates, former work partners and so on. 

But off lately, the 'Suggested Friends' feature has begun recommending random people as suggested friends. If you're wondering why this is the case, it's because the social networking service uses your smartphone's location to suggest nearby Facebook users. This generally happens when two users, who are at the same place at the same time, use their smartphones to either check-in to the place, or just scroll through what their friends might have shared on the website.

As privacy-intrusive as this is, it's easy to disable the functionality. All you have to do is prevent Facebook from accessing your smartphone's location. Here's how to do it, on both Android and iOS.

For Android users, the process of stopping Facebook from accessing the phone's location varies based on the Android version. For those using Android Marshmallow, just go to Settings > Apps > Facebook > Permissions > Location > Off. This will prevent Facebook from accessing your phone's location.

If you are using an older version of Android, the only solution is to access Facebook from the Chrome browser and not the official app.

iOS users can stop Facebook from accessing there location in a very simple way. You just have to go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Facebook. From the options presented, select Never. This will help in getting rid of those irritating suggested friend requests.

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