After a report that claimed Facebook takes call and text message data from Android phones surfaced, the social media juggernaut has responded by saying it only collects the information from users that have given permission.
"Contact importers are fairly common among social apps as a way to more easily find the people you want to connect with," Facebook said in a statement. "This was first introduced in Messenger in 2015, and later offered as an option in Facebook Lite for Android."
Facebook also made it clear that they "never sell this data, and this feature does not collect the content of a text message or call."
Facebook has been trying to deal with the data collection scandal for weeks now, and many are deleting the app altogether.
Another day, another revelation about Facebook's data collection. https://t.co/pc2yuEgLho— Mashable (@mashable) March 25, 2018