Don’t like being followed everywhere you go online by Facebook? Read on, as we share how to stop the social media giant in their tracks.

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve probably noticed or know that Facebook can track you across the web. But did you know there’s an easy way to turn it off, using the privacy setting? It’s been around since 2019 and called Off-Facebook Activity tool.

That’s to say, Off-Facebook Activity tool allows you to view and control data that apps and websites share with the platform. You can therefore monitor the access that third-party apps have in regard to your information.

There are many benefits of using this privacy feature.

Firstly, you can clear the history of apps and websites that have shared your data.

Secondly, Facebook will disconnect any information the company has shared from your account using Future Off-Facebook Activity.

Lastly, you can be selective when it comes to who you want to share with. That’s to say that once you stop sharing your activity with certain companies, they’ll be no more targeted ads.

So, get a better grip on your Facebook privacy

How to manage what sites share with Facebook using the Off-Facebook Activity tool

Firstly, you can see what information apps and websites have sent to the company using the Facebook’s business tools.

Once you have a look you can clearly see the information from your account.

Secondly, turn off future “off-Facebook activity” tracking from your account.

Lastly, you’ll be able to control this for all apps and websites.

Your privacy is now protected and that means no more being followed by Facebook.

Apps or websites will no longer be able to share your search activity with the media giant.

To get started, go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Off-Facebook Activity. From there, you can manage your Off-Facebook Activity, clear all history and turn off Future Off-Facebook Activity for your account.

What happens when you turn off Off-Facebook Activity?

Facebook will remove your identifying information that the apps and websites share, once you clear the activity managed by the tool.  In other words, no more targeted ads from those sites because Facebook won’t know which websites you visited or what you looked at.

What else you can do to improve your privacy on Facebook?

If you don’t mind some targeted ads and want more control over what you see or don’t see. Go to your Settings on your phone or desktop and select Ad Preferences

Under Advertisers and Businesses, you can see which advertisers have run ads using a list uploaded to Facebook containing your information.

If you want to stop targeted ads choose Hide Ads, then you won’t see any more ads from advertisers when they use a list from that company.

To enable additional privacy, and turn off ads based on data from partners, ads based on your activity on Facebook, Company Products that you see elsewhere and ads that include your social media actions. Go to Ad Settings and turn off for all these types of ads.

But keep in mind that you’ll still see the same number of ads as before and it won’t delete any of your data. The best way to remove your data is by using the Off-Facebook Activity feature.

before they can use your data for targeted ads if you’re an iPhone user, a feature introduced in iOS 14.5 called App Tracking Transparency requires you to give permission to apps including Facebook

For more information on how to use App Tracking Transparency

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