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Facebook Published Your Phone Number

Your phone number may be accessible through Facebook.

Login to Facebook.  Go to the top right of your screen, click Account then click Edit Friends.

Go to the left side of your screen and click Phonebook. Everyone’s phone#’s are now being published. Please re-post to let your friends know this is happening so they can remove their phone #’s by changing their privacy settings= (Privacy Settings – Phone- Customize -Only Me)

This news came to my attention in a message posted by Bonnie S. Calhoun.


  1. Thanks for the info. I never posted my phone number on Facebook, so no worries there. But I was surprised by how many of my friends who had. Amazing.

  2. Thanks for the tip. II never post my phone number but checked the overall information. It seems Europe doesn’t have a phonebook… yet! II will keep checking, though…
    It surprises me, however, that many people post their phone numbers, employer, way too much info, if they are your friends you know that already or else, you can ask…

  3. Facebook is getting better by the day.
    Oh well, wouldn’t post my phone number there if you paid me.
    Couldn’t keep all the Mohameds and Ahmeds apart 😉

  4. I think most people get caught by this because they post via their phones. When you set it up so you can do that, it automatically takes your number. Didn’t have to worry about this myself, I don’t post via phone and I never filled in the phone number part of my profile any way.

  5. I’ve never told facebook my phone number (my home number, I don’t have a cellphone) so I’m guessing it’s not being posted, but that being said, I change my privacy settings every week or so haha.

    Thanks for the warning 🙂

  6. Mine was limited to friends but I appreciated the heads up and changed it to *only me* anyway. Found another issue while I was there. Guess I ought to pop into my FB once in a while!

  7. Thanks for this Quilly! I ran over to check and thankfully I never gave my phone number to Facebook in the first place.

    But now I’m wondering why I even have an account there — I never use it.

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