This hidden tool removes your phone number and email from Facebook – here’s how to use it

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, quietly released a new tool earlier this year that allows you to remove your phone number and email address from the tech giant’s database.

As I mentioned interested in trade (Opens in a new tab) — who learned about the feature from a mentor — the tool has been available since May 2022, but the social media giant hasn’t really promoted it or said anything about it publicly. Instead, the tool is hidden under a file support page (Opens in a new tab) for non-users.

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If you scroll down the page linked above, you can find the tool in the section titled How Non-Users Can Exercise Their Rights. At the bottom of this section, you will find the following line: “Click here if you have a question about the rights you may have.” Surprisingly, this line doesn’t mention the tool at all but if you click on the click here link, you will be taken to the contact info removal tool.

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