I'm a tech expert – anyone can track down where you live from just a photo, here's how to protect your safety

SHARING images with someone you've just started dating might seem harmless, but you could be giving more information than you intend.

A Tech-savvy man on social media clued his followers in on how their pictures and videos are revealing their location, and how to prevent this.

In a video, he prefaced his advice with the story of a woman he was buying a puppy from.

Apparently, after the woman sent him pictures and videos of the dog, he was able to tell her her location.

The woman was blown away and asked how he got that information.

He then taught her how to change her device settings so that when sending a picture or video she wouldn't have to worry about anyone knowing her whereabouts.

Furthermore, the man detailed exactly how people can view your location: "So if someone sends you a picture all you have to do is save it, click it, then swipe up and it will tell you exactly where the person is located.

"So be careful when you're sending this."

Next, he shared crucial information on how to disable this in settings.

First, you go to your settings and look for privacy, then click location services. Next, click on camera, and under 'allow location access' hit 'never.'

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After this process, you're good to go and can send pictures and videos worry-free.

The tech guru added: "Not only does it show your location, but it tells you what kind of phone you have, it tells you what lens. The whole nine."

People in the comments were both shocked and grateful for the tip.

"Why is that the default?" someone questioned.

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Another outraged viewer wrote: "This should not be a feature at all!!! The amount of kids that have phones out there and the phone manufacturers think this is a good thing??"

"Thank you for this info," a viewer wrote.

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