Since we have people that don’t like their call or SMS to be accessed by other or apps. The type of data is meant to be private and to be given permission if necessary. Facebook apps are by default have permission to access call and SMS. An Ars Technica investigation discovered Sunday that Facebook has been gathering phone and message metadata from Android phones. Facebook claims it does not sell this data and that it was always an “opt-in” feature.
- Step one: Find your mobile phone’s settings on your Android.
- Step two: Scroll down to apps and tap on that.
- Step three: Find and tap on Facebook.
- Step four: Scroll down to Permissions.
- Step five: Make sure both telephone and SMS permissions are not selected.
With those permissions off, Facebook will no longer be able to get the metadata of your phone calls and messages.