How to revoke Facebook's microphone access on your phone

How to revoke Facebook's microphone access on your phone

It's recently been claimed that Facebook is using smartphones to listen to conversations and collect data about users. Facebook acknowledges that they do listen to audio and that they do collect data but claim that the two are unrelated. This guide will show you how to revoke Facebook's microphone access on your phone.

1

Open Settings > Privacy > Microphone.

Find the Facebook app in the list of apps with Microphone access. If background of the button is green, that means it's enabled. If so, click to disable.

2

Open Settings > Personal > Privacy and safety > App permissions > Microphone.

Find the Facebook app and turn the slider to OFF.