How to Delete Check-Ins On Facebook

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 3 May 2024
  • 7 mins read

Whoops! Checked in somewhere you regret?

We've all been there. 

Luckily, deleting Facebook check-ins is simple! 

This guide shows you how to erase unwanted location tags on both desktop and mobile, keeping your profile clean and private.

Why Should You Delete Check-Ins On Facebook?

Here are the key points on why deleting Facebook check-ins is important:

  1. Check-ins reveal patterns, favorite locations, and daily routines, which can be misused, potentially jeopardizing your safety.
  2. Outdated check-ins can paint an inaccurate picture of your current habits. Removing them minimizes the potential for unwanted attention or security risks.
  3. Your profile should reflect who you are now, not who you were years ago. Deleting outdated check-ins keeps your profile current and relevant.

How to Delete Your Check-Ins On Facebook

Many people may dislike check-ins. Not everyone likes sharing their location or where they spend their valuable time with their loved ones.

You are not obligated to keep them; you can erase them in a few simple steps. These are easy changes that will allow you to resolve your problem. Let us show you how to accomplish it step by step.

Step 1: Open the Facebook app and log in.

Open the Facebook app and log in.

Step 2: Tap the profile symbol in the upper-right corner.

profile symbol in the upper-right corner

Step 3: To access your profile from a mobile device, click on your name. If you are using a PC, you can also access your profile by clicking on your name.

To access your profile from a mobile device, click on your name

Step 4: Now, scroll down to find the check-in status you wish to delete and click the three dots in the top right corner of the post.

click the three dots in the top right corner of the post.

Step 5: Tap "Edit post," which shows in the drop-down menu when you click the dots.

Step 6: Tap on the location mentioned in the post.

Step 7: Select the "X" button next to the location.

Step 8: Tap the "Save" button in the upper right corner.

While eliminating undesired check-ins provides a sense of control, it is only one step toward a more secure online presence. Unfortunately, these check-ins could be already circulating in the massive pool of data gathered by advertisers and data brokers. 

This creates security issues, as your location history can be used for targeted advertising and identity theft. You need a reliable data administrator to identify potential security issues and recommend suggestions such as tracker blockers to avoid additional data collecting.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Who can see my Facebook check-ins?


    People who can see your Facebook check-ins depend on your privacy settings:
    Everyone: Anyone on Facebook can see your check-ins.
    Mutual friends: Your friends and their friends can see your check-ins.
    Only friends: Only people you have added as friends can see your check-ins.

  • What exactly is meant by "check-in" on Facebook?


    This function uses GPS to notify your friends of your current location and the areas you have visited. Socially active people enjoy using this function and sharing it with the rest of the world.

  • Can a check-in appear on Facebook if I do not provide the location?


    Facebook is a very active social platform, but it does not compromise your standards. If you went somewhere but did not post about it or share your location, a check-in status will never appear on your page.

  • Can I make my Facebook check-ins private?


    While you can't completely make Facebook check-ins private, you can hide the "check-in" section on your profile so others can't see your past check-in history. Here’s how:
    Log in to Facebook.
    Open your preferred web browser and head to, where you can log in to your account.
    Go to Your Profile.
    Hide your check-ins.

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Keep Your Information Private!

Deleting check-ins on Facebook is an easy process that can be done on both the desktop and mobile apps. 

By following these steps, you may simply delete undesirable location tags from your previous posts while maintaining control over your privacy settings. 

If deletion isn't your final goal, remember that you can adjust the location or audience for your check-in.