Although there are applications that need a phone number to work, it is the case of WhatsApp, in others it is something optional. In fact, for privacy issues It is always better not to include the phone number, especially if we don't want to be located through it. Facebook, Instagram or Twitter They provide this type of information to users who want to find us and know what our personal number is. Therefore, the smartest thing is to delete it so that no user can find our profile with it. Below we explain how to do it.
How to remove your phone number from Facebook
If you want to remove your phone number from Facebook, the first thing you have to do is enter your profile within the app and click on "Edit profile". This will take you to a new page. Scroll down to find the "Edit your profile information" option. The new window will give you the possibility to include the places where you have lived, as well as work experiences. If you download a little more you will find “Contact information” where your phone number appears. Click on the pencil icon.
Then, in a new screen, you will see who can see your phone number (if this is public, only me or just friends). In addition, you can add a new phone number or the option that corresponds to the case: "Remove mobile numbers in account settings." The following is only to confirm that you want to delete the number and give permissions for it. Facebook He will try to ignore you by making sure that including it helps you protect your account.
How to remove your phone number from Instagram
If you want to unlink your phone number from your account Instagram, you just have to open the application and click on “Edit profile” inside the icon with your image in the lower right corner. Next, a screen will appear where you can edit your personal data: from changing username, adding website, biography or changing profile picture. When you go down, you will see a section called “Private Information”. This is where some personal options appear, among which is the telephone number.
Click on your phone number, delete it and click on “next” to unlink from the account Instagram. Now, you just need to confirm the action in the upper right corner of the panel of your device to make it effective.
How to remove your phone number from Twitter
Finally, we will explain how to delete your phone number linked to your account Twitter. The first, as in the other social networks, You need to open the application and click on the image of your profile in the top left-hand corner. You can also do it by sliding your finger from the left side of the panel towards the center.
Click on "Settings and privacy" and select "Account." The new screen will display personal information, such as email, username, phone number. Click on "Phone". Once you press, a window will appear with three options: "Update phone number", "Delete phone number" or "Cancel". Click on "Delete phone number". Then, when the system asks you again if you are sure you want to do it, press "Yes, delete".
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