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Concerned about privacy? Here's how to disable Facebook's latest 'off-Facebook' monitoring

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

Facebook loves to gather your personal data. It's a huge part of their business model and if you are a Facebook user, you kind of accept that it goes with the territory. You share your data, they give you a better user experience (in theory).

However, in a recent update, there was a change to a setting that allows Facebook to monitor your activity - when you're not even on Facebook! Worse still, it's enabled by default!

Part of Social Media Management is looking after your personal data security, so if like us, you think this is a step too far, then you have to actively find the setting to turn it off... and here's how (on mobile as it's easier)...

1. Click the 3 lines at the top right of the screen to open the menu

2. Select Settings

3. Scroll all the way down until you find 'Off-Facebook activity'

4. You will see the range of apps that Facebook is monitoring your activity on (which is fairly terrifying!)

5. First, clear the history - to get rid of any data already stored.

6. Next, select more options at the bottom

7. Then click Manage Future Activity

8. Click the Manage Future Activity button

9. Turn OFF the 'Future off-Facebook activity' switch

And that's it! Facebook will no longer be able to track your activity outside its own platform.

Hope this has helped you improve your data security. If you need any more Social Media advice then get in touch with us at


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