How to turn off off-Facebook activity through Facebook’s site
Below are the steps that you can take to turn off your ‘off-Facebook activity’ through Facebook’s site. You can jump to the next section to look at the steps to do the same from the mobile app.
Log in to your account on the Facebook site and then click on the down arrow from the top right of the screen.
Select Settings & privacy and click on the Settings option.
Now, click on Your Facebook Information from the left column and then on the Off-Facebook activity option. You can also directly visit the Off-Facebook activity page after logging in to your Facebook account.
Click More options from the right sidebar and then select Manage Future Activity. You’ll now see a pop-up screen from where you need to click on the Manage Future Activity button.
Now, click on the button next to the Future Off-Facebook Activity option to turn off the ‘off-Facebook activity’.
You can also turn off your future ‘off-Facebook activity’ data for selected apps or websites. For this, you need to click on Manage Your Off-Facebook Activity from the ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ page. You’ll be prompted to enter your profile password again. And then, you can pick an app or website that you’d like to review. You can click the turn off future activity from [name of business or organisation] option and then hit the Turn Off button from the pop-up screen to turn off your ‘off-Facebook activity’ for that particular app or website.
How to turn off ‘off-Facebook activity’ using Facebook’s app
Similar to its website, Facebook allows users to access the ‘Off-Facebook activity’ tool from its mobile app.
Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Tap the hamburger menu from the bottom-left corner of the Facebook app.
Scroll down a bit and tap the Settings & Privacy option.
Now, tap the Settings option.
Scroll down to locate the Off-Facebook activity tool under the Your Facebook Information header.
Select the tool and then tap on More options.
You’ll now see a dialogue box that includes the Manage Future Activity option. Tap that option and then press on the Manage Future Activity button.
Now, toggle off the button next to the Future off-Facebook activity title to turn off your future ‘off-Facebook activity’ tracking.
The disconnection will take place within 48 hours from when you’ve turned off the ‘off-Facebook activity’ tracking from your account. It is worth noting that if you choose to turn off the future activity for all apps and websites, your past ‘off-Facebook activity’ will also be disconnected.
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