You asked: How does Facebook determine your location?

Location services – This involves your phone or tablet’s GPS coordinates, as well as Wi-Fi and cellular network locations. … It’s been confirmed that Facebook will estimate your location using your IP address, even if you opt out of location tracking.

Can Facebook get your location wrong?

We have inaccurate information: Sometimes we can only provide an approximate location that may appear inaccurate compared to your actual current location. You forgot to log off: You might be seeing the location of a mobile device that you’re still logged in to.

Why does Facebook think my location is somewhere else?

It all really depends on how the location information is being obtained by FB messenger. If the user were to be connected to wifi location rather then using cell towers then it is more likely that it will be accurate. Also the messenger may require some time to actually catch up to where the app user is located.

Does nearby friends show exact location?

With Snap Maps, users can share their location with friends in real time. However, Nearby Friends does not include the exact location of a Facebook friend and instead shows approximate coordinates. Nearby users are shown on the map with their profile photo on the map.

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Why does my phone location say I’m somewhere else?

Android typically uses the Network Location permission to locate your phone’s present location. If you are connected via your home’s Wi-Fi then the location permission is not always able to pinpoint your location other than the general area such as town. It could be a nearby town as well.

Why do I have different IP addresses in my Facebook security settings?

Probably because your logged in and logged out locations were different (different WiFi/network/router/mobile connection). IP addresses are not permanent per device, and even in the same session your device may be assigned a new and different IP address.

How do I trick my location on Facebook?

Step 1: Launch Facebook Messenger and tap on a person’s conversation with whom you want to share the fake location. Step 2: Tap the “Plus” icon and select “Location”. Step 3: A map will appear on your screen. Move the pin around to select a specific location on the map.