Sometimes you can come across an advertisement in your news-feed and it comes as a surprise that it’s the same thing that you and your friends discussed earlier. As a result, you will raise a question whether Facebook is listening to your conversations via the Messenger app or not.
Although Facebook states that all your conversations are kept secure, some articles point out that things don’t come out by accident. Instead, Facebook may listen to users’ conversations , so it lets such ads appear on your news feed.
This social network assures that only when you allow its app to access microphone or you are using some apps that require audio, can it record online calls, shared music or other audios. Otherwise, Facebook cannot do that.
Nonetheless, no one can explain the reason why an advertisement related to Samsung Galaxy S8 quickly appears just about a half hour after you mentions the device in the Messenger app. Thus, it would be better if you know how to prevent others from eavesdropping.
How to turn off the microphone in Facebook Messenger
If you would like a third-party app to have access to your iPhone or iPad microphone, you need to grant it permission. In some cases, you may have allowed Facebook Messenger to access your microphone when you first set it up.
Step 1: First, you have to launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad
Step 2: Then, you need to tap Privacy
Step 3: Next, you need to tap Microphone
Step 4: Finally , you simply tap the Messenger switch to turn it off. From now, you will no longer have to worry about information potential leaks .
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