Remove Phone Number from Facebook [Updated]
Facebook is definitely the most popular social media app. It has reached over 5 billion installs on Google Play (and counting). This big social media giant allows you to stay connected with people around the world. You can share photos, videos, make calls, video chat over its Messenger app, and much more. Also, let you have a brilliant-looking profile.
So that anyone with your profile may open and get information about you (they are interested in). But there are good and bad people in the world, getting the point? Your profile may contain sensitive information like your phone number, email address, birthday, friends list which is of course you don’t wanna show to the public. Everyone keeps their profiles locked these days (of course they care about their privacy online).
Moreover, before it was possible to use the phone number listed in your account as two-factor authentication (2FA or TFA). Now that Facebook only lets you use an authenticator app instead. It is not necessary to have a phone number in your account. But it is important to have an active email address instead. This is to reset your FB password or account recovery. Even you can recover your Facebook account without an email address. Though it is good to have it for safety reasons.
But that should be your temporary phone number not personal. I hope you are getting my point. Don’t trust anyone but yourself. Now that for any reason you wanna remove your phone number from your Facebook account. I will show you the step-by-step guide to do that. Also, I will show you the procedure for how to delete your mobile number from FB using the Facebook app and desktop version.
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How to Remove Your Phone Number from Facebook
Facebook lets you add a phone number to sign in to your account or use it to reset your password. But if you have added an email address instead and wanna remove your phone number from your Facebook account. You can do it easily and there is no rocket science required to do so. Due to any privacy reasons (concerns) or whatever, follow the below procedure to delete or remove phone number from your Facebook account:
On Facebook app
To remove a phone number from your Facebook account using FB mobile app, follow these steps: Open the Facebook app, then tap the Menu at the top right (three lines). Tap Settings & Privacy then Settings. Now tap Personal and Account Information, then Contact Info. Tap Remove at the bottom and you are done. See, it is that simple.
Using Facebook on PC or laptop
You can also delete your phone number from your FB account using a PC. Go to facebook.com and log in to your account. Then go to your profile and click the Edit Profile button. Now scroll down and click the “Edit Your About Info” button. Click Edit (pencil icon) next to your phone number. Finally, click the Remove option under your phone number. That is it, you have successfully removed your phone number from your Facebook account.
Alternatively method – Here is an alternative method to remove your phone number from Facebook: Go to your profile on Facebook, click About section > Contact and Basic Info > Edit (pencil icon) next to your phone number > click Remove under the listed phone number you wanna delete. That is it, this is how simple is to remove your mobile number from your Facebook account.
Remove primary phone number from Facebook
You can also remove your primary phone number from Facebook. Here is how to do it: Open the Facebook app and go to Settings & Privacy then Settings. Tap Personal and account information and add another phone number or email address. set that email address to primary then tap a phone number you wanna remove. You will see the Remove option under the listed phone number. Tap to remove it and you are good to go.
However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. If you are unable to remove your primary phone number from your Facebook account. Then that is the only contact information Facebook has. You should add a valid and or active phone number, set that to primacy contact to remove the one you want to.
Similarly with an email address. If there is only one email listed on your Facebook and you wanna remove it. You cannot, because, you should add a valid phone number or another active email address, set that email address to privacy contact, and after that, you can go ahead the remove the one you like. Read also: Remove contacts from Messenger.
Why can’t I remove my phone number from Facebook?
You cannot remove your phone number from your Facebook account. Because that is set to your primary contact info Facebook has. If you wanna remove it, you will need to add a valid email address, Facebook will send a code to verify it, once done. Simply set the email address to your primary contact. Then click the phone number and now will see the Remove option under it.
Moreover, if you wanna delete your mobile number just because you wanna delete your Facebook account. Then don’t, simply deactivate or delete your account, and all your Facebook information will be destroyed from their servers automatically. However, it is my suggestion to download your information from Facebook before deleting or deactivating your account. We have a complete post on that, you can find it on this blog. What else do you need, let us know in the comments section below?