How Facebook uses your mobile phone number – Have you ever wondered how Facebook uses some of your personal information you share on the platform such as your phone number? Well, if you haven’t, then you should.
Anyways, luckily for you, you are here. This post will educate you on how Facebook uses your mobile phone number on its platform.
How Facebook Uses Your Mobile Phone Number
The social media platform makes use of our mobile phone number shared with them for a couple of things and mostly for the benefit of its users. And some of the things and purposes Facebook uses your mobile phone number for include;
Helping You Log In To Your Account
Facebook uses your mobile phone number to help you log in to your account on the platform. just in case you forget your password for the email address that you use in logging in to Facebook, you can easily look either of them up by providing the mobile number you used in setting up your account.
Sending You SMS Notifications for Activities and Updates on Your Account
The social media platform also uses your mobile phone number in sending you updates and activities in regards to your account, promotions, and also account safety. SMS notifications on Facebook can help you keep your account safe via opt-in features such as text message alerts for unrecognized login on the platform and the two-factor authentication. Also, note that you can opt out of all SMS notifications on the platform at any time of your choosing.
Your mobile phone number on Facebook can also be used in connecting you to other people and content on the platform through features like the ‘people you may know’ service
Personalizing, Improving, and Providing You with Ads for You and Others
Facebook matches your contact information with the information gotten from other sources such as when you purchase something after seeing an ad on Facebook. This will help the social media platform to improve their ad services for everyone user of the Facebook community.
Just know that Facebook does not sell personal information on its platform and this is including your mobile phone number. You should also have it in mind that you can control who gets to see your phone number on Facebook and also who can look you up on the social media platform.
Reasons Facebook Will Ask You to Confirm Your Mobile Phone Number
The social media platform will ask you to confirm your mobile phone number for a host of reasons and they include;
- It just may be that you have previously added the mobile phone number that Facebook is asking you to confirm.
- The time has elapsed since you last updated or added your mobile phone number.
- Facebook has received information from your device that helps them in suggesting the number associated with the device.
- You have not added a mobile phone number to your Facebook account and the social media platform wants to guide you through the process.
You should however note that the mobile phone number that Facebook is asking you to confirm will only be added to your account on the off chance that you choose to add it.
Also, once you have confirmed your phone number on Facebook, you can always adjust the notifications settings and also control who can see your contact info on the platform. You also can remove a mobile phone number that is confirmed from your account on the platform at any time you choose.