How To Disable Off-Facebook Tracking Activity

How To Turn Off Facebook Tracking Activity

Recently I’ve discovered that Facebook has shared my data to over 400+ apps and websites.

It sounds scary but this is the truth and ever wonder why you’re getting loads of Ads on your newsfeed now? Read more as I explain about Off-Facebook Activity.


What Is Off-Facebook Activity?

Below is what Facebook mentioned on their site. Yes, but they are not being specific, which company will these days?

Off-Facebook activity includes information that businesses and organisations share with us about your interactions with them. Interactions are things such as visiting their website or logging in to their app with Facebook. This does not include customer lists that businesses use to show a unique group of customers relevant ads.


How Activity Is Shared With Facebook?

When you visit a website or an app, companies or organisations (Linked/Paid to Facebook) can share information about what you doing online with Facebook using Facebook business tools.

How Activity Is Shared With Facebook?

Facebook Tracking You – See Now

This tracker will show you 180 days’ worth of the data Facebook collects about you from the many organizations and advertisers in cahoots with it. Yes, they collect even when you’re NOT online on Facebook and share it with others. You can view your Facebook activity list.

If you care about your privacy, you should turn off this option. To do so, follow the steps below:


How To Disable Off-Facebook Activity

Desktop/Tablet Device

Click  in the top right of Facebook.

Select Settings & Privacy.

Facebook settings & privacy

Click Settings

Facebook settings

Choose Privacy on the left tab

Facebook privacy options

click on Your Facebook Information in the left column & then click Off-Facebook Activity on the right.

Your Facebook information

Click on Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity on the right screen

manage your off-facebook activity

Click on Clear History to clear your current off-Facebook activities and accept the warning message. Once that is done, click on Manage Future Activity on the right.

clear facebook off activity

You will now get the screen below, Click on Manage Future Activity.

manage future activity

Slide left to disable Future Off-Facebook Activity

 turn off  Future Off-Facebook Activity

Click Turn Off to confirm the selection.

 turn off  Future Off-Facebook Activity confirmation

That’s it! Your have disabled “Off-Facebook Activity”.

Disable  Future Off-Facebook Activity

Mobile Device

  1. Click on your profile picture at the top right
  2. Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
  3. Click Off-Facebook Activity.
  4. Click on Clear History to clear your current off-Facebook activities.
  5. Next, click More Options.
  6. Now, click on Manage Future Activity.
  7. Slide left to disable Future Off-Facebook Activity

Conclusion

Whilst Facebook is a great social media platform but they should not own your privacy.

What do you think about this? do you agree on them collecting your data?