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Facebook: how to delete your phone number?

Are you worried about sharing your phone number via Facebook? Keep calm and browse our solution.

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Using two-factor authentication is an effective way to secure your Facebook account. Problem: this process requires entering your phone number. Number that could be used for advertising purposes. If you are looking to protect your personal data, here is a method to delete your phone number from the Facebook database.

How to erase your phone number from a mobile?

First open the Facebook app on your smartphone.

Image 2: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Go to the “Settings and privacy” option in the main drop-down menu, then to “Settings”.
Image 3: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Tap on “Personal Information”.

On this page, your email address and phone number will be displayed. Click “Delete” in the phone number field. You will then be asked to re-enter your password to confirm your action. Finally, tap on “Delete”. A notification email will be sent to you to confirm the modification.

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How to delete the phone number from a desktop computer?

Image 5: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Go to the “Settings” option located in the main drop-down menu.
Image 6: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Go to “Your Facebook information”> “Access your information”.
Image 7: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?You will then have to go to “Profile information”> “Your contact details”.
Image 8: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Choose the “Modify” function associated with the “Mobile Phones” field.
Image 9: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Click on “Delete”, then confirm if you are asked to confirm your choice.

Once your number (s) have been deleted, you will receive a confirmation message in your mailbox.

How do I disable two-factor authentication?

Since May 2018, double authentication no longer requires the use of a telephone number. You can configure it with the help of an application such as Google Authenticator.

If you still want to use this authentication but without your number, you must deactivate the functionality. Then reactivate it with the new data.

Image 10: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?From a mobile, go to “Settings”> “Security and connection” via the drop-down menu.
Image 11: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Select “Use two factor authentication”.
Image 12: Facebook: how to delete your phone number?Disable and re-enable functionality; but instead of using your phone number, use the physical key given by Google Authenticator as the second factor.

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