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How To Remove Your Name and Profile Picture from Facebook's Social Ads

submitted on March 23, 2011 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge"
Make sure you login to your account and make these changes ASAP otherwise by default FACEBOOK allows socials ads to use your name and Profile pictures.

Facebook is constantly evolving, and lately it seems like a bad thing, at least for its users.

First, you had to opt out of Instant Personalization, which shared your personal information with Facebook's partner sites. Then, you had to take drastic measures to secure your home address and mobile number from third-party apps and websites. And now?—Now you need to opt out of Facebook Ads.

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Step 1 Log In

Step 2 Click on the Account tab in the top right-hand corner.

Step 3 From the drop-down menu, select Account Settings.

Step 4 When in My Account, click on the Facebook Ads tabs at the far right.

Step 5 When on the Facebook Ads page, make sure you change the the default setting for allowing ads on platform pages to show your information. Switch it from "Only my friends" to "No one" and Save Changes. This will protect you from showing up in future ads for third-party apps and websites.

Step 6 Now, scroll down a little bit further, to the bottom of the page, and make sure you change the settings for showing your social actions in Facebook ads. Switch it from "Only my friends" to "No one" and Save Changes. This will protect you from showing up in all present ads for Pages, Events and Apps.

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    Posted by roxytang on March 23, 2011
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    Thank you for this post, Orange. I need these kind of step by step instructions to do anything related to technology. Big Grin
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      Posted by josetring on March 23, 2011
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      Same here. Thanks
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    Posted by orangearrows on March 23, 2011
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    Instead of making it available by default - I think Facebook should make profile information unavailable to the AD websites.
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    Posted by honesta on March 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I just stay away from fbook. It's time consuming and everyone ends up meddling in your life and passing judgments.
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    Posted by psplove on March 24, 2011
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    Thanks for post, It's very helpful!
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    Posted by clover on March 24, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I did this a while ago. Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

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