Facebook has been under the gun lately for a variety of reasons. Boycotts for big advertising is no doubt having an effect on its bottom line. There have also been a variety of security concerns over the past year or so. Off-Facebook Activity helps address this. How much Facebook can see what you do online is never a small topic.
A year ago Facebook launched a feature that would allow you to limit what they can monitor on your account. The question is, are you using it? Do you want to use it? Privacy is an important thing and you should be aware of how to maximize yours online.
The feature is called ‘Off-Facebook Activity’. This feature allows you to look and decide the data that apps and websites share with 3rd party apps and Facebook. The feature will allow you to clear your history of apps, as well as websites that have shared your data. Turning off ‘future off-Facebook’ which will stop any data or information that they have shared from your specific account.
If you want to find this in your settings, here is the pathway. Settings & Privacy -> Settings -> Your Facebook Information -> Off-Facebook Activity. Once you have gotten to this point you get to decide. You can clear history and turn off any future transmissions. After completion, the information you share with websites and apps will be turned off via your identifying information. Facebook will no longer be able to see any websites you have looked at which means you may see less targeted add in your feed.
Privacy is a hot topic in the social media world. It’s important for you to understand and be able to use the privacy settings so that you are protected and private as much as you would like to be. Social media is a great way to stay connected to those in your life, but it is important that you set the parameters around how much others can see.