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How to Manage, Block & Stop Getting Targeted Ads You Don’t Like on Facebook



Advertisements are a common sight on Facebook. When you scroll on your Facebook feed, you will get so many different ads from various companies vying for your attention. Sometimes, you may wonder how Facebook knows that you like sports or have been wanting to buy a book.

Facebook has an algorithm that uses your activities to know what you are interested in. They utilize your personal information to set the kind of ads personalized specific for you to appear and show on your Facebook feed or timeline. That way, you will see targeted sports-related sponsored ads after watching sports videos on Facebook.

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Stop or Block Sponsored Ads you Hate & Manage All Personalized Ads Showing on Facebook

As annoying as it seems, customized Facebook ads and sponsored content benefit a lot of people. There are products they failed to know that they found out only by watching the ads. However, if it is beyond your liking, you can manage these Facebook adverts and see fewer ads, only the ones you don’t hate.

Unfortunately, you can’t stop or turn off all advertisements being served on Facebook and not see one anymore. Ads will continue to show on your feed. There’s no “pro” option where you can simply pay for the service and get an ad-free experience. You can’t use an ad-blocker app or software to do the job either. Your only control is setting the kind of ads showing on your feed and hiding unwanted ads and those you don’t like.

How to Control & Hide Certain Targeted Ads on your Facebook Feed

If there is a particular targeted ad showing on your feed that you don’t like and want to get rid of, you can control and hide it easily. Tap the three-dotted icon next to it and select Hide ads.

If you prefer to hide ads from a particular advertiser, tap Why am I Seeing this Ad. Select Hide All Ads from this Advertiser. Click Hide.

How to Change your Ads Preference on your Facebook Account

  • Launch your Facebook app.
  • On the upper right corner, tap the three-lined icon.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Select Ad preferences. You will see the different ad brands.
  • Look for the ones you don’t like and tap the Hide Ads button.
  • Head over to the Ad topics tab.
  • Tap the See More button.
  • Look for the topics you don’t want to show as ads.
  • Tap See Less.

How to Disable Ads Recommendations on Facebook

If you don’t want Facebook to collect your personal data and invade your online privacy, you can turn off ad recommendations from your account settings.

  • On your Facebook app, tap the three-lined icon on the top right corner.
  • Navigate to Settings and Privacy.
  • Select Settings.
  • Choose Ad Preferences.
  • Head over to Ad Setting.
  • Select Data About your Activity from Partners.
  • Go to Allowed and toggle the button to Off.

What kind of ads do you not want to show on your Facebook feed? We value your opinion, so drop us one in the comment section below.



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