How to Hide Location Information on Facebook

By Matt Koble

Facebook's location feature lets your friends know where you are when you post. This information is sometimes worth sharing, like when you're discussing the restaurant where you're eating dinner. Location information can also be irrelevant and unwanted for some posts, like those that have nothing to do with a specific location. When you use your Facebook for business purposes, including a location with your posts may seem too personal. Facebook does not require locations within posts; you can remove them. You can also edit your Facebook profile so your hometown or current city don't appear on your profile.

Within Posts

Click the "What's on Your Mind" text box on your Facebook homepage to start writing a new status. This will activate the location icon and display it near the bottom of the post.

Hover your cursor over the location. Facebook automatically suggests a general location until you edit or delete it. Click the "X" next to the location to delete it.

Post your update as you normally would. There is no longer a location attached to your update and future updates won't have a location until you add one again.

Where You Live

Go to your Facebook TImeline and click "About." Find the Living box and click "Edit."

Click the drop-down list next to your location and select "Only Me" to hide the information from everyone. Alternately, click the "X" next to the location to remove it.

Click "Save."


The process also works on the iPhone and Android apps. Tap the "X" icon next to a location to remove it from your post.