In the world of social networking, Facebook is a well-known name that has shaped a whole new trend. This social networking site has billions of users all across the world from all regions and places. Facebook is a tool that is used to stay connected to your friends and family even if you live far away from them. You can chat with people and share pictures and videos with them. But it can be used for more than just this purpose and that is location tracking.
Using Facebook location tracking, you can track the precise location of your friends and family members. You can also share your own location with them. This feature of Facebook can be used to track a person secretly and effectively without them realizing that they are being tracked. For whatever reason you want to track the location of a person, it can't be argued that location tracking is possible these days with correct tools.
Using Facebook to track your friends is a very easy process and you can do it without needing to do anything or downloading any specific app. You can track the location of a person as long as you and your friends have enabled location sharing on their device. If you want a foolproof method to track your friend's location, you can try the Marauders Maps. It is a Google Chrome extension that can track the location of your Facebook friend through the chats with accuracy up to 1 meter.
Step 1: Add the Marauder's Map Google Chrome extension from the chrome store or the official website.
Step 2: Enable the developer mode of Google Chrome extensions and the extension is ready to track your friend's location.
Step 3: Now open the chat history of the friend you want to track and Marauder's map will begin the process of finding his location.
Step 4: Finally you will be displayed the exact location of the messenger from where they sent the message.
Note: Keep in mind that Marauder's Map extracts the location info attached to a Facebook chat only when the Facebook location sharing is enabled on the target device. If can't track the location of a person through the Facebook chat history if they haven't enabled location sharing.
Tracking location can be pretty fun unless you are the one being tracked. It can be very creepy to find that you were being tracked by someone for quite some time without you even realizing. Although Facebook location sharing was created with the intent to enable people to share their location with their family and friends, still some people find a way to exploit it. Criminals can use the location sharing to learn schedule of employees of a company and then target them for ransom.
Like every app or feature, Facebook location sharing also has its pros and cons. If you don't want your location being tracked by some shady person, you can disable it anytime. You just have to disable Location Sharing on your device. Or if you only want to turn off location access to just Facebook app, then follow the simple steps below.
Step 1: Launch the Facebook app from the app drawer of your smartphone. Tap on the "More" icon which looks like three horizontal bars. Now scroll down until you reach "Account settings" and tap on it.
Step 2: Tap on the "location" option and toggle the location sharing button to disable it.
Now you won't be sharing your location with someone every time you send a message.
Monitoring someone's location using the above method is very easy but it also has some limitations. It can track the location history of a person if they share it on Facebook and most people don't like sharing their location. Location Tracking has become essential these days for parents to track their kids. As a concerned parent, you may want to keep track of your child's whereabouts. Children have a habit of lying about their whereabouts. They may tell you they were at a friend's place but they would be somewhere different.
Step 1: Visit the official website of FoneMonitor and click on "Try it now" button to register for an account. Fill in your valid email and password in the required fields and press "Sign up".
Step 2: Then on the FoneMonitor setup wizard, enter the details of the target like name, the age of the owner and OS installed on the device.
Step 3: Download the FoneMonitor monitoring app from my.fonemonitor.com/app.html and install it on the target android device. Launch the app and sign in with your FoneMonitor account. Grant all permissions to the app and press "Start Monitoring".
Step 4: Now sign in with your FoneMonitor account on your device and open Locations from the control panel. See all the location data of the target with the time stamps.