Facebook launched its off-Facebook activity tool which gives users more control how their data is shared to other websites and apps. Off-Facebook activity includes information shared by other online business and organizations which is shared when a user visits any of the apps or website.
Facebook says the data which collected is used to personalize users experiences with showing ads.
With this tool Facebook planning to give users more control over how to get access to the users data. Facebook allows the user to turn off their off-Facebook activity tracking. Even if you logged out or logged in the data will be sharing will continue. Also check how you can request data from WhatsApp using Request Account Info Feature
What happens if you turn off “off-Facebook activity”?
Facebook stated turning off the option results that the user will no longer see their personalised advertisements which is based on users daily online activity. But also Facebook will continuously gets some data.
How to off tracking activity of Facebook in website and App.
Every user has the doubt that Facebook is tracking their every move. This doubt arose because Facebook shows personalized ads in your account. Facebook has started last year a new option “off-Facebook-activity”, which lets the user to take look at the information that Facebook takes from the user.
Facebook gets large size of data which is about users interactions with business and organisations. Any user can’t stop the sharing the information even if they can logged out from the account or even uninstalling the app. This thing makes the controversy.
On January 2020, social media giant Facebook introduced the option “off-Facebook-activity” this option allows you to look information the social networking sites from third parties.
The data which is being collected and shared by third parties will be deleted the given data with a fast control same as like clear your browsing history.
Steps to turn off “off-Facebook-activity” through Facebook site.
Follow the steps below to turn off:
1.First log in to your personal account on the Facebook site and then click on the down arrow from the top right of the screen.
2. Now select settings & privacy and click on the option settings.
3. Now you can see your Facebook information from left column and then off-Facebook-activity.
4.Now click more options which is at the right sidebar and then select Manage Future activity.
5. Now click on the button which is next to off-Facebook-activity to turn off the off-Facebook-activity.
You can also turn off this future for the selected apps or websites. For this you need to click on the option manage your off-Facebook activity this can be found on off-Facebook activity page. To manage to asks you to enter your password again. Now you can pick the selected app or website which you wanted to review. Now you can click turn off future activity from[name of business or organisation] option and hit the button turn off which turns off your “off-Facebook activity” for the selected app or website.
Steps to turn off “off-Facebook activity using app:
- Tap on the menu at bottom-left corner of the Facebook app.
- Now scroll down and tap on the settings & privacy option.
- Tap on settings button.
- Now scroll down up to you see Off-Facebook activity tool under the Facebook information.
- Now tap on more options.
- Now you can see the box that includes the Manage future activity option. Now press on manage future activity button.
- Now you can see toggle button next to the future off-Facebook activity header to turn off the future of tracking.
The disconnection of this feature will take place within 48 hours from the time you turned off the option.