Facebook’s new tool will allow you to control the data websites share with Facebook

Apps and websites often share data about your interactions with ad platforms and other services. Since you use several different apps and websites each month, it can be really difficult to keep track of who has information about you and what it’s used for. Facebook today announced a new tool that will allow you to view and control your off-Facebook activity. This tool will allow you to check a summary of the apps and websites that send information about your activity to Facebook, and you can also delete this information.

With Off-Facebook Activity, you can:

  • See a summary of the information other apps and websites have sent Facebook through our online business tools, like Facebook Pixel or Facebook Login;
  • Disconnect this information from your account if you want to; and
  • Choose to disconnect future off-Facebook activity from your account. You can do this for all of your off-Facebook activity, or just for specific apps and websites.

Off-Facebook Activity tool is now available to Facebook users in Ireland, South Korea and Spain. It will be available to other users in the coming months.

If you clear your off-Facebook activity, we’ll remove your identifying information from the data that apps and websites choose to send us. We won’t know which websites you visited or what you did there, and we won’t use any of the data you disconnect to target ads to you on Facebook, Instagram or Messenger.

Source: Facebook