Facebook’s users are known to follow every step taken on the internet. So, is it possible to prevent being tracked by Facebook and delete your information shared with third parties? We explained the details of Facebook Off-Activity settings step by step for you.
Facebook is one of the social media platforms with the most users worldwide. All your activities on the platform are already recorded, but your actions on different websites and applications, known as non-Facebook movements, are also followed by Facebook. So how do you prevent Facebook from following you?
In order to prevent Facebook from tracking everything you do on the internet, you need to make a few settings on Facebook. You can delete recorded data about your non-Facebook activities and manage your future activities as well. We explained how to manage your activities outside of Facebook and the details about the subject.
Stop Facebook from following you:
Step # 1: Log in here with Facebook and your account information.
Step # 2: Open the Facebook Information page through Settings.
Step # 3: Open the Actions Outside Facebook page.
Step # 4: Click on Manage Future Actions.
Step # 5: Disable the Future Actions Outside of Facebook option.
Step # 6: Provide the necessary approvals.
Step # 7: Done.
Step # 1: Open the Facebook website and log in with your account information:
To prevent tracking of your non-Facebook activities, you should open the website. Since it will be much more difficult to do this on the mobile version or mobile applications, you should log in with your account information on desktop Facebook.
Step # 2: Open the Facebook Information page through Settings:
After logging in with your Facebook account information, press the down arrow button in the upper right corner and access your Settings page from the menu that opens. Click the Facebook Information option from the menu you will see on the left. Here, you can view your information on Facebook.
Step # 3: Open the Actions Outside Facebook page:
Open the Actions Outside of Facebook page from the Facebook Information page that you access through Settings. On the Actions Outside of Facebook page, you can find detailed information about non-Facebook websites and mobile applications you visit.
Step # 4: Click on Manage Future Actions:
You can access many detailed information on the Actions Outside of Facebook page and make settings changes regarding your non-Facebook activities. But what can you do to prevent your future actions from being followed by Facebook? Expand the column and click Manage Future Actions from there.
Step # 5: Disable the Future Actions Outside of Facebook option:
When you open the Manage Future Actions page, you will see the Future Actions Outside Facebook option, which is active. By deactivating this option, you can prevent your non-Facebook activities from being recorded on your account. Complete the process by giving the necessary approvals.
What can I edit on the Actions Outside Facebook page?
On the Actions Outside of Facebook page, you can view and edit the information shared by the websites you visit other than Facebook or the mobile applications you use with Facebook.
You can see all the websites and mobile applications that share your actions with Facebook on the Manage Actions Outside Facebook page. You can also view all the details about the information they shared by clicking on the site or application.
By clicking the Clear History option, you can disconnect your account from all the information shared by the websites you visit and the mobile applications you use with Facebook. This action you take contains information that has been shared in the past.
On the Access Information page, you can view all the data shared with Facebook by the websites you share or visit with Facebook and the mobile applications you use. For your easy access, these data are divided into different categories.
On the Download Information page, you can view and download all the data shared by the websites you visit and the mobile applications you use with Facebook. You can set the date range, format and media quality of the download file on this page.
Why is Facebook following you?
Except for many different scandals around the world, especially the elections in the United States, and disturbing situations such as the unauthorized sharing of personal data with third parties, Facebook’s reason for tracking you is ads.
This situation is not hidden by Facebook anyway. When you examine the Actions Outside of Facebook page, the platform tells you in detail what kind of advertising policy it is. With this system called ad system improvement, Facebook shows you ads similar to the actions you have done before.
For example; When you buy shoes from a shopping site, the shopping site shares this information with Facebook. Facebook chooses you as one of the first users to see this ad when there is a discount or a campaign on that shopping site or on a shoe similar to the one you bought.
At this point, the only thing you can do about the advertisements you encounter is to open the Advertisement page through Settings and share much more information about yourself with Facebook. At least, the advertisements you will encounter will be according to your field of interest.
We answered the question of how to manage non-Facebook activities for you and explained what you need to do to avoid being followed by Facebook. You can share your thoughts on the websites you visit and the mobile applications you use sharing data with Facebook in the comments.