Facebook came out with this new feature recently called “Facebook Places” which is enabled by default. There might be one advantage that I could think of (like for example you have been abducted by an alien, at least your friends know that you are out of range!) and several disadvantages that are obvious. I am a proponent to keeping my location private and it’s already enough that you have a Facebook profile but sharing your location with other people could be giving away too much information.
Here’s how to disable this new Facebook Places Feature.
1. Log in to Facebook –> Account menu –> Privacy Settings.
2. Looking at the left side, you should be in Custom screen –> Customize Settings and change these three places.
3. Three places to change:
a. Places I check Into – Set to “Only Me”
b. Include me in “People Here Now” after I check in – Uncheck the box to disable.
c. Friends can check me into places – Uncheck the box to disable.
Make sure to check also your album, videos, photos, Applications for more privacy options.