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How to stop Facebook from tracking you? (2022)

How to stop Facebook from tracking you? (2022)
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Wondering how to stop Facebook from tracking you?

You are at the right place to learn about stopping Facebook from tracking you.

Why does Facebook track you?

Facebook can track your online activities within and outside its platform.

This is done for the purpose of selling ads, as ads contribute a major share of FB’s revenue.

How does Facebook track you?

Whenever you visit any website, these websites share data about your interaction with Facebook.

Interactions are things such as visiting their website or logging in to their app with Facebook.

Many apps in the Google Play store also share their data with Facebook.

Businesses or organizations share information about your activity with Facebook using FB’s business tools.

FB uses this activity to personalize your experience, such as showing you relevant ads.

So, Facebook gets a lot of data about you.

Also, we give Facebook and many other apps access to our activities and locations on our phones unknowingly.

We cannot completely stop this tracking while using Facebook but we can limit their access.

How to view the site which is tracking you on Facebook?

Follow the below steps to find the sites that are sharing your activity on their site with Facebook.

Open Facebook through App. 

Click on the 3 horizontal lines on the top right of the home page. 

Facebook stop tracking through app or mobile

Click on “Settings and Privacy“.

Click on “Settings”. 

Scroll down and click “Off-Facebook activity” under Permissions

Websites that track you on Facebook

Click on “Manage your Off Facebook activity”. 

Re-enter the password

Now a page opens where we can see the sites which are tracking you. 

How to stop certain sites from tracking you on Facebook?

Follow the below steps to stop websites from tracking you.

Open Facebook through App.

Click on the 3 horizontal lines on the top right of the home page. 

Click on “Settings”. 

Scroll down and click “Off-facebook activity” under Permissions

Click on “Manage your Facebook activity”. 

Re-enter the password

Now we can see the sites that were tracking us. 

Click on “Turn Off” across the site that we want to clear. 

How to stop Facebook from tracking you?

As we said earlier, we cannot completely stop the tracking, but we can limit the access to FB. 

Here, we will discuss the process to stop Facebook from tracking you through the FB app or through the browser on a laptop/desktop.

How to stop Facebook from tracking you through the FB app?

Follow the below steps to stop Facebook from tracking you through the FB app.

Open the Facebook app.

Click on the 3 horizontal lines on the top right of the home page. 

Click on “Settings”. 

Facebook stop tracking through app or mobile

Scroll down and click “Off-Facebook activity” under Permissions

Click on “Clear History” in order to delete everything at once. 

Facebook stop tracking through app or mobile clear Facebook activity history

Again click on “Clear History”. 

In order to stop future tracking, go back to the Off Facebook activity page, and click on “More options” under Clear History.

Click on “Manage Future Activity”.

Facebook stop tracking through app manage future activity.

Again, click on “Manage Future Activity”. 

Click on the icon across the “Future Off-Facebook activity” in order to On that. 

Facebook stop tracking through app off future activity

How to stop Facebook from tracking us through the browser?

Follow the below steps to stop Facebook from tracking you through the browser on a laptop/desktop.

Login to Facebook

Click on the down arrow-like icon on the top right of the page. 

Facebook stop tracking activities through browser

Click on “Settings & Privacy”.

Facebook stop tracking activities through browser steps

Click on “Settings”.

Facebook stop tracking activities through browser settings

On the left sidebar click on “Your Facebook information”. 

Facebook stop tracking activities Facebook information

Click on “View” across the “Off-facebook activity”.

Facebook stop tracking activities view off facebook activity through browser or desktop

Click on “Clear History” in order to delete everything at once. 

Facebook stop tracking clear Facebook activity history through desktop

Again click on “Clear History”. 

Facebook stop tracking activities through browser clear history confirmation

In order to stop future tracking, Go back to the Off Facebook activity page, and click on “More options” under Clear History.

Facebook stop tracking through browser manage future

Click on “Manage Future Activity”.

Facebook stop tracking through browser manage future activity

Again click on “Manage Future Activity”. 

Facebook stop tracking through browser turn off future activity

Now the icon across the “Future off-Facebook activity” should be turn off (as shown in the picture). 

Faccebook stop tracking through desktop turn off future off-Facebook activity

How to stop Facebook from tracking your location ?

Here, we will discuss the process to stop Facebook from tracking your location through the FB app or the browser on a laptop/desktop.

How to stop Facebook from tracking your location through Facebook App?

Follow the below steps to stop Facebook from tracking your location through Facebook App.

Open the Facebook App. 

Click on 3 horizontal lines on the top right of the home page.

Facebook app deny location access.

Click on “Settings & Privacy”. 

Scroll down and click “Location” under Permissions. 

Click on “Go to Device Settings”.

Facebook app location off android settings

Click on “Android Settings”.

Click on “Permissions”.

Facebook App deny location permission.

Select “Location” from there. 

Click on the “Don’t Allow” option. 

Facebook App location access don't allow

How to stop Facebook from tracking your location through the browser?

Follow the below steps to stop Facebook from tracking your location through the browser on a desktop or laptop.

Login to Facebook.

Click on the down arrow icon on the top right of the page. 

Click on “Settings & Privacy”.

Click on “Settings”.

On the left sidebar click on “Location”. 

Facebook turn off location through desktop or browser.

Click on “Edit” across the “Location History”. 

Facebook turn off location history through desktop.

Select the “Off” option from the choice box present there. 

Facebook turn off location off through desktop

Click on “Close” after that. 

Wrapping Up

Hope you get an idea about stopping Facebook from tracking you.

Kindly let us know if you have any queries.

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