Facebook's new option allows you turn off website's 'stalking' features

goss 30/01/2020

Facebook users not wanting their data collected by the social media giant now have the option with a new feature being launched.

Data is sent to Facebook so it can be used to help businesses find the right audiences for ads, but in 2018 the social media giant was rocked by multiple breaches and multiple government investigations into its practices.

Now a feature called 'Off-Facebook activity' - a tool giving you more control of your data - has been launched.

It's located in settings and allows you to view a summary of information Facebook receives about your activity on other apps and websites.

When the tool was announced in August, it was revealed if people choose to disconnect, they may still see the same number of ads although they may be less personalised.

Facebook says people should keep in mind it doesn't sell information to anyone.

"The best person to be in control of your data is you," the social media giant says.

"Control is important to you, especially when it comes to your data. Which is why you're seeing changes in how you view and manage your information on Facebook."

Click here to find out how you can review your off-Facebook activity.