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How To Stop Facebook From Tracking You (Off-Facebook Activities)

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There are a lot of controversies when it comes to Facebook and their tracking activities. Apparently,  in Europe Facebook from Metaverse has being hit with numerous lawsuits that’s even preventing Facebook users to perform various activities like send messages to pages in Europe.

Actually, almost all companies that conduct business online track behavior, choices, and preferences of their users in other to improve their user experience. That is simply why, all advertisements you see when browsing on the internet are somehow based on your recent searches or activities.

But hey! It can be irritating sometimes… imagine all activities and applications you do visit after visiting one particular app is being tracked. That’s somehow an invasion of privacy, But according to Facebook, these are activities shared with them by the organizations and businesses you visit off Facebook.

This is why Facebook is having some issues with some of their users  of late. I personally think these ranting online is of no use because, you can change your account settings to prevent being tracked on Facebook. And also you can even prevent yourself from seeing some advertisements as well thus, Ad preferences.

In this particular guide, we will be touching how to stop Facebook from tracking you and also how to control the type of advertisement you want to see. (Ad preferences)

Steps To Stop Facebook From Tracking Your Off-Facebook Activity.

1. Log into your Facebook account.

2. Go to “settings”

3. Under “Permissions” select “Off-Facebook activity”

4. Select “Manage your off-Facebook activity”

5. Enter your Facebook Password.

6. Select “Clear History” and turn off tracking.

You’re done now! Your off Facebook activities like the applications do you visit and ones you install on your smartphone when off Facebook will not be tracked anymore.

Also, you can turn it on again if you want your off-Facebook activities to be tracked again. Now let’s touch on how to control the advertisement you see when on Facebook.

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Steps To Change Your Facebook Ad Preferences

1. Log into your Facebook account.

2. Go to “Settings”

3. Under “Permissions” select “Ad Preferences”

4.  You will then have access to Advertisers you’ve seen recently and also be able to;

i. Select your Preferred Ad topics.

ii. Make Ad settings.

This is also how to select and control your ad preferences on Facebook. With Ad topics, you can decide to turn off ads that are political or maybe gender related stuff. And decide to turn on ads that are about technology, Fashion, Football etc…

To conclude, above is the step to step procedures to stop Facebook from tracking you and control the type of ads you wish to see anytime you’re on there.

This is what you have to go about when you are willing to protect your privacy. Let us know if you have any questions, by dropping them in the comment section below.

Check this out too: How To Lock Facebook Profile.