Billions of phones are being forcefully infected by the latest version of the Facebook Messenger App, which reportedly gives Facebook control of your location*, text messages, and internet state. If you’re like me, you’re concerned about the control and privacy issues. That is, I would be concerned if I hadn’t found out this surprisingly easy to do trick earlier this year. Follow these steps to become free from the iron grip of Facebook.
- Locate the Facebook App on your phone or tablet.
- Long press on the Facebook app icon.
- Either drag the Facebook app to the trash or press the “x” in the top corner.
- Delete the Facebook app.
Now you’re free to get back to the frightening world of looking people in the eye or going to the bathroom with just your thoughts. The nagging feeling to constantly check your phone goes away after a week or two. There’s always m.facebook.com if you really need a Facebook injection on-the-go.
The above steps are also useful for other apps like Twitter, Pinterest, Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and any other anxiety inducing applications. Just repeat the steps and return to the living.
* Facebook does not actually control your physical location (yet)