Facebook Phonebook – are my contact numbers on show?

By | August 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here we go again .. There is some confusion on Facebook about your contact numbers from your phone showing on your Facebook profile - this has popped up again since the arrival of the new application from Facebook called "Facebook Messenger"  where you can IM people from Facebook.  (Maybe because you have to Sync your contacts to use it?) There is a viral message appearing in our feeds that says ... All the phone numbers in your phone are now published on Facebook.   This ability (contacts)  has been there since the "Facebook Phonebook" feature at least a year ago, maybe more.   We also had a similar viral message going around then which warned that it was a security threat. This can only happen apparently if you have in fact sync'd your mobile application with Facebook.  Even though I have even searched through lots of my friends to see if I can see any of their friends phone numbers - There is no option to view other peoples contacts. However! ... I can see my own contacts numbers, which include [...]