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Facebook Uploads Blog Post Defending its Use of Location Information Ahead of iOS 13 Release

iOS 13 is about to be released to the public later this month, and Facebook is seeking to get out ahead of some of the modifications to location settings in the update. Facebook posted a new blog post telling how iOS 13 affects its access to users’ location data while reaffirming that they are “in control” of their location settings.

As detailed back in June, iOS 13 makes several modifications to location data for third-party apps. iOS 13 presents popup notifications when an app is making use of users’ location in the background. The announcement further reveals a map of the location information a specific app has tracked.

From there, users can customize their location preferences for an app, such as “always enable” and “allow once.”

Facebook explains in its blog post that ahead of the rollout of iOS 13, it will “proceed to make it simpler” for customers to control their location settings. The social media ginat further notes; however, that it’s still in a position to “understand” a user’s location based on check-ins, web connectivity information, and more.

Facebook’s blog post aims to seemingly get out ahead of any backlash it’d face from users understanding more about how the Facebook app is utilizing their location. For instance, once Fb users see the popup displaying how the app is using exact location in the background, they’ll seemingly want additional particulars on why.

Facebook’s blog post seemingly makes an attempt to answer some queries that customers might have. The social media titan; however, isn’t shifting from its belief that “Facebook is better with the location.”

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