Facebook collects extensive data on its users, both on and off the platform.

Here’s how to regain some privacy.

To delete existing off-platform activity, follow the following prompts:

On desktop:

  • Expand “account settings” via the arrow in the top right corner
  • Settings and privacy
  • Privacy shortcuts
  • View or clear your off-Facebook activity
  • Clear history
  • Clear history

On mobile:

  • Expand the hamburger menu in the bottom right corner
  • Settings and privacy
  • Settings
  • Off-Facebook activity
  • Clear history
  • Clear history

To prevent Facebook from collecting future off-platform activity, follow the following prompts:

On desktop:

  • Settings and privacy
  • Settings
  • Ads
  • Ad settings
  • Ads shown off of Facebook
  • Toggle off the “allowed” button

On mobile:

  • Expand the hamburger menu in the bottom right corner
  • Settings and privacy
  • Settings
  • Off-Facebook activity
  • More options
  • Manage future activity
  • Manage future activity
  • Toggle off the “Future of-Facebook activity” button

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