How to stop Instagram from tracking your online activity

Xiaobai Software  2023-10-24 17: 33  read 36 views

If you do not like Instagram Tracking your activity on other apps and websites, then you'll be happy to hear that you can finally stop it. Meta now lets you change settings in your account center to prevent third-party tracking, which is often used to show you personalized ads on the platform.


you can finally stop Instagram Track your online activities

Meta has revamped the Account Center to allow users to manage and block activity tracking by other apps and websites.Previously, only Facebook accounts could achieve this functionality using a control called "off-Facebook activity".You can now stop both platforms from tracking your activity using this control, now called Activity Off-Meta Technologies.

As Meta explained in a statement, Activity Off-Meta Technologies allows you to manage how other businesses send information to the platform.You can see which businesses are sending information, what kind of activity they're tracking, and block specific businesses from sending your data.


Alternatively, you can stop all third-party companies from sending your data and clear any previous data that Meta has access to.In effect, this will prevent Instagram from using your activity on third-party sites to show you personalized ads.For example, you will no longer see Instagram ads for products you just viewed on the site.

In just a few seconds, Instagram will stop tracking your activity on other apps and websites.It's a bit complicated to set up though, so here's a quick step-by-step to save you time.

1. Open the Instagram Account Center

Offline technical settings are hidden in Account Center.To open Account Center on the Instagram app, follow these steps:

1. Open the Instagram app and tap the profile icon at the bottom right of the homepage.

2. Click the three-line settings icon in the upper right corner of the profile page.

3. Select Settings & Privacy from the pop-up menu.

4. Click "Account Center" under the "Your Account" section in "Settings & Privacy".





2. Access non-Meta technologies

In the Account Center, select "Your Information and Permissions" > "Your Non-Meta Technology Activity" to access your non-Meta technology settings.




3. Choose to disconnect from future activities

On the "Your Information & Permissions" page, you can stop Instagram from tracking your activity across other apps and websites by following these steps:

1. Tap Manage future events.

2. Select Disconnect future activities.

3. Read "What you should know".

4. Click the Disconnect future activity button.




Meta has a legal obligation to provide information about how your personal data is used, including any changes to settings.The What You Should Know section explains how long it takes for the settings to take effect and what changes you can expect:

There are a few things to note:

Disconnecting future activity will apply to all accounts linked to Account Center.

It may take up to 48 hours to completely disconnect tracking.

You may be logged out of any apps and websites you use Facebook to log in to.

If you have connected your Instagram account to other apps and websites, disconnecting them from future activity may cause them to become disconnected.

Meta will still receive activity from apps and websites, but it will be disconnected from your account.

You'll see the same number of ads, but they won't be personalized.

The only detail that might make some privacy-conscious people gasp is that Instagram will still receive activity data from the app and website. Meta didn't elaborate on whether it would still receive all or some of the same campaign data, but its wording at least suggested that any data it received would be anonymous.

Get better control over Instagram tracking

The disconnect feature gives you more control over how Instagram and businesses exchange your personal data, ultimately providing a way to get rid of off-site tracking.

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