Here’s how you can stop seeing ads on Facebook

  • Posted On 10 April 2018
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Facebook Ads

On average, every sixth post you see on your Facebook Timeline is an ad.

While browsing through updates from our friends, coming across an ad can indeed be really annoying. But, you know, you don’t have to put up with it if you don’t want to. Facebook takes user experience very seriously, which is why it always lets you make a choice. It’s your timeline and you can customize it according to your preference.

How you can stop seeing ads on Facebook

Getting rid of those Sponsored Ads

You see these ads most commonly, don’t you? The word “Sponsored” below the page’s name shows you that you are seeing the ad without following it because the post was pushed to you through paid advertising. Here’s what you can do to stop seeing it:

First, click on the 3 dots in horizontal that you can see on the top right side of the ad.

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Sponsored Ad

Now, choose the Hide ad option.

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Hide Ad

You will see this dialog box pop up. Choose your reason and hit Continue.

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Choose reason

In the following screen, click on the option “Make changes to your ad preferences”.

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Ad preferences

You will then land on the Ad preferences page. Scroll down.

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Ad preferences home

You will see a few bars of which one is “Ad settings” which when clicked on will expand to show you 3 sections. You must choose not allow for all categories (in the third part, you may choose “no one”). As you can see below, Ads based on your activity… says “Allowed”. Click on the same.

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Ad settings

Choose “Not allowed” from the bottom left dropdown. You’re done!

Stop seeing Ads on Facebook - Not allowed

Now, you can go ahead and make more customizations. You can stop seeing Ads from a particular page or you may hide a few topics if you do not wish to see Ads from those specific topics only.

The above method will help you stop seeing Ads on Facebook.

Tired of being retargeted?

Remember the last time you shopped on Amazon and thought a pair of shoes was pretty? Did that pair magically appear on your newsfeed on Facebook? Congratulations, you’ve been retargeted!

Facebook allows businesses to (re)target those who have visited their website. It also allows you to opt-out of this. Here’s what you should do:

Click on the little inverted triangle beside the question mark on the right-hand side of your Facebook home page.

You will see this set of options:

Now click on Settings, which is the penultimate option, right above Log Out. You will see a set of options to your left:

Click on Ads (fourth from bottom).

You will be taken to your ad preferences. Scroll down (just like you did for Sponsored Ads) and click on Ad Settings. You are looking for the second option: Ads on apps and websites off of the Facebook Companies. Click on it and choose “No” at the bottom.

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