In the coming weeks Apple plans to release an iOS update for iPhone that will alert users to apps collecting location data in the background. However, likely because of Facebooks negative privacy reputation they decided to head off potential revelations from Apple by making a blog post on how the Facebook app uses location data.
According to the Facebook engineering director “Your Android or iOS location settings allow you to control when you share your device’s precise location with apps like Facebook, That’s why we’re letting you know that Android and iOS have released new versions of their operating systems, which include updates to how you can view and manage your location.”
The blog post also mentioned similar features in Android coming with Google’s Android 10 release. According to Facebook “If you decide to update to Android 10, you’ll have the option to allow individual apps to access your precise location, either while you’re using the app or when you’re not.”
iOS 13 will come out on 9/19 according to the official Apple page and Android 10 is already released on the Google Pixel with a broader release coming in 2020.