Facebook has been a significant player on the social media scene since its inception, and it’s probably not going anywhere shortly. However, many users have become increasingly upset about ads on the site—they appear seemingly at random and are often for products that we don’t even want or need. What’s worse is that Facebook can track what you’ve done online to sell this data to advertisers so they can better target you with those ads.
There’s no point denying it: Facebook makes the bulk of its money from advertising revenue. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back. In this post, we’ll show you four ways to avoid being barraged by an endless supply of annoying ads while using Facebook:
An adblocker is a browser extension that blocks ads from appearing on websites. If you have never used an ad blocker before, you should know that it’s easy to use and free! The second thing you should know is that there are many different adblockers available for download, so you should research which one works best for your needs.
Adblockers can be downloaded for all major browsers (such as Chrome or Firefox) or even mobile devices (such as Safari). Once installed, they will automatically block any ads from displaying on any website that loads in the browser window—though not every single ad will be blocked if they’re served through technology other than HTML5 video or Flash video (more on this later).
If you have a favorite browser, you can also use plugins like Adblock Plus to block ads from appearing on Facebook. The plugin is available for Chrome, Safari, Opera, Edge, and Firefox.
Once installed, it will automatically remove all the ads from your Facebook page. It has many other features that allow you to customize how it works with your browser and even filter out some ads while allowing others through so they don’t get blocked.
3. Facebook Interface
You can also adjust your ad settings in the Facebook interface. Click the three dots on the top right of your newsfeed and click “Settings.” From there, click “Ads.”
Click “Your Information” under Settings.
Scroll down to Ads on Apps and Websites Off of the Facebook Companies. Uncheck that box to prevent ads from appearing outside of Facebook.
4. Desktop Browser
If you’re using a desktop browser, there are several ways to remove ads from Facebook.
- Use a browser that’s not supported by Facebook. You can use this method to go in the opposite direction and ensure no content is loaded outside your browser. This might be helpful if you don’t want to see any ads on Facebook, but it also means that you won’t be able to access any other Web services either (like Gmail).
- Use the incognito mode in Chrome or Private Browsing Mode in Safari or Firefox. These options will keep your activity private and only allow websites for which cookies are enabled to load when visiting them via these browsers. If ads have been disabled for specific sites in Incognito mode, they will still show up with ads disabled; however, any new pages accessed after opening Incognito mode will not display ads until they’ve been visited. Once before without any ad blockers enabled first!
Why most people dislike ads
Ads are annoying. That’s the current state of affairs, and while it may be a natural consequence of having a free service, it’s still irritating to have them popping up in your news feed. Ads are distracting. They’re everywhere online, but they’re especially prominent on Facebook since you use them for communication instead of just browsing for content or reading articles as you might do with other websites. Ads are intrusive because they take over your screen and prevent you from doing anything else until you either click on them or dismiss them entirely (which only helps advertisers). Ads also disrupt the flow of conversation when friends post videos that autoplay; this is especially true if you have the sound muted or headphones plugged in already! Finally, ads can be misleading because what looks like an innocent ad may be promoting something harmful to consumers’ health (like cigarettes) or even outright scams (like pyramid schemes).
We hope this guide helps you if you want to stop seeing ads on Facebook for any reason. The first method is the most straightforward way of removing ads from the social network, but few drawbacks. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, setting up a different version of the site and blocking all ads will help even if you can’t get an ad-free experience. Removing ads in your browser may only be temporary, so this option should be used if nothing else works or as a last resort. Finally, installing AdBlock Plus may help remove ads from Facebook and other sites with minimal fuss. This won’t work on mobile devices, though, so those who have desktop computers are the only ones who can easily use them without any issues.