How to activate Off-Facebook Activity

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Here is how to keep Facebook (Meta) from tracking your interactions with other apps and websites. 

The last couple of years has seen Facebook (Meta) been accused of various privacy issues. Whistleblowers have also compounded the situation with damming reports and leaks regarding Facebook’s (Meta) neglect and mishandling of user data; especially data around children and the vulnerable on it’s platform.

This piece breaks down how-to-activate-off-Facebook-activity in your Facebook settings on both mobile and desktop platforms. But first a little background history about the Off-Facebook Activity.

It turns out Facebook has some kind of agreement with third party apps and websites that allows them to share your Information or Interactions such as making a purchase, adding items to a Wishlist, opening an app or searching for an item and other activities on their apps/sites with Facebook _ and in turn Facebook then uses that information to “personalize your experience” — i.e. target you with relevant ads.

Introduced in 2018 and re-named in August 2019, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hailed the tool as a new level of transparency and control. I would say users have seen less transparency and more control from Facebook since the inception of the new feature tool. This Feature is known as Off-Facebook Activity — It allows users to put a stop to Facebook and partners tracking your activities on the platform; Clear the history of apps and websites that have shared your data, you can also turn off future Off-Facebook activity.

Now here is how-to-activate-off-facebook-activity to keep the social media platform from tracking your interactions using Off-Facebook Activity.

Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Your Facebook Information > Off-Facebook Activity. From there, you can manage your Off-Facebook Activity, clear all history and turn off any future activity to your account. This basically removes identifying information that the apps and websites share with Facebook.
Once you clear the activity managed by the tool,



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