How to avoid being found on Facebook by my number

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Shane Conder
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The other day a very worried friend called me because they had found him on Facebook via his phone number and he didn't know how it happened since he activated the main privacy settings of the platform. The fact is that I didn't know that this is one more way (in addition to the mail) with which your friends or acquaintances can reach you on the Mark Zuckerberg social network and send you friend requests to be able to add you. That is why today in The Power Of The Green Android we will tell you how prevent your phone number from being found on Facebook in so that this way you can increase your privacy on this platform by another degree.

Before starting, I suggest you read these tutorials to improve your privacy when using this social network:

  • Change your name on Facebook
  • Delete your number
  • Hide public photos from Facebook
  • Post my private profile photo
  • Hide friends
  • Change Facebook password

Why hide your phone number on Facebook?

Good because anyone with your phone number (even if he doesn't remember your name or surname well) he can go to your profile and see your photos (if they are public) or even send you a friend request, which is however very intrusive.

How to avoid being found on Facebook by my number step by step 2022

To block this option we will have to follow these instructions:

  1. We open the application and on the main page we select the 3 horizontal lines at top right.
  2. So let's get into "Settings and privacy".
  3. To then enter "Configuration".

In this section we will have to insert exactly where it says "How other people can find and connect with you".

How to hide your phone on Facebook so you don't get caught quick and easy 2022

On this screen we select the option that says “Who can find you with the phone number you provided?” , which by default will be marked as "All".

We pass by «Everyone» to «Only me».

If what you want not be found on Facebook by your number, this is the solution. I hope I helped you and if you have any questions you can always leave a comment in the corresponding section and please.. Share this article if it was helpful to you, thank you very much!.

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