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How to Stop Instagram Data Tracking to Limit Targeted Ads

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How to Stop Instagram Data Tracking to Limit Targeted Ads

According to reports from Bloomberg which shows that the social media added in more than more than a quarter of Facebook Sales in the year 2019 with an estimate of $20 billion through targeted ads serving. That’s almost a quarter of the revenue generated by Facebook that year. Interestingly, Instagram generates its revenue via users data tracking which helps the company channel interested ads to its users which is the primary source of its income.

Though Instagram displays ads serving almost entirely within the app — between its insta stories, on the feed, and even on the search page. which can really be quite annoying at times but there again it helps stay updated with on going promos and products of brands near you which you might likely be interested in.

However, if by any means you find this irritating and unwanted i will be showing how to limit the amount of ads targeted to you by following the guidelines as outlined below.

If you’re the type that shops online, listening to music online, or even discussing a product or a service with your friends and teammates online, Instagram will channel to you the exact same ads recommendation to promote it revenue.

How to Stop Instagram Data Tracking to Limit Targeted Ads

Step 1: First of all, launch the Facebook app on your Android smartphone, Now tap on the three horizontal lines as shown below.

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How to Stop Instagram Data Tracking to Limit Targeted Ads

Step 2: Next, tap on the Settings & Privacy option and under Settings & Privacy, tap on the ‘Settings.’

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How to Stop Instagram Data Tracking to Limit Targeted Ads

Step 3: Now scroll down and tap on the ‘Ad Preferences’ option.

Step 4: Now tap on the ‘Ad Settings’ option.

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Step 5: Under the Ad Settings, scroll down and tap on the ‘Data about your activity from partners’

Step 6: On the next page, use the toggle button to turn off ‘Facebook’ and ‘Instagram.’

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How to Stop Instagram Data Tracking to Limit Targeted Ads

Step 7: Now go back and tap on the ‘Categories used to reach you then tap on the ‘Interest Categories’. Now you will need to opt-out of all the Interest Categories

Step 8: You need to do the same for ‘Other Categories’ as well.

That’s it! The Likes of Facebook and Instagram will not be able to channel highly accurate ads to you on Instagram and Facebook.

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Dino is a Tech Consultant. Entrepreneur, Website/Blog Developer, Graphic Designer, Blogger and Digital Marketer, he has long been freelancing for more than 4 years before starting up SmartcoreTech, during this time was writing for websites like Opera News Hub, Paulworkspace, thescoove.africa etc. He is currently reporting on tech related contents on company's such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Xiaomi, Facebook, Twitter etc. He also writes on Phone Reviews and Movies. When he is not writing he is working as an IT Personnel for a company in his Local. Feel free to contact him via any of the available channels present


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