3 Facebook privacy settings you probably didn’t know about

1. Clear your history using ‘Off-Facebook Activity’

Facebook is constantly gathering data through your activity, which could be on or off-site since millions of websites have a Facebook pixel set on them.

That data is one of the pillars of Facebook’s advertising strategy, and the beautiful thing is that you can delete all the data Facebook gathered on you through a Menu called “Off-Facebook Activity”

The shocking fact is that only a select few people know about this, Facebook offers you the option to disconnect your profile data which will stop Facebook from serving targeted ads.

It will also stop websites from sending facebook ads targeting data about you.

Keep in mind that disabling this feature will prevent you from signing into other apps/websites through Facebook.

-To clear your history on the Facebook

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Off-Facebook Activity.
  3. Examine the apps that use your activity and make sure you want to remove the information.
  4. Tap Clear History.

2. Disable Facial Recognition

Facebook’s algorithm uses facial recognition, it’s the reason why you may be getting tagged in photos that others post. You can disable facial recognition through facebook’s desktop version:

  1. Go to Settings & Privacy, followed by Settings.
  2. In the left column, click Face Recognition.
  3. Tap “Do you want Facebook to be able to recognize you in photos and videos?” Select No in the drop-down menu to disable the setting.

3. Hide your location

Facebook also uses your location to serve targeted ads. If you disable location services, it won’t use your precise location to target you with ads. The sad thing is that Facebook can still access your location through your network that’s why you may need a VPN.