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How to Block Ads on Facebook

March 20, 2023

In January 2023, Facebook had 2.963 billion monthly active users, making it the world's most popular social media platform. Every day, these users are bombarded with annoying ads. The good news is that you can block Facebook ads in various ways. This article explores a few of them.

Adjust your Facebook Ad preferences

Users can customize their Facebook ad preferences. This allows you to tell Facebook which ads you would like to see and which you would like to avoid. Here's how to do it:

1. Go to your Facebook account settings.

2. Click on "Ads".

3. Under "Ad Preferences," click on "Ad Settings".

4. The data on which you are shown ads can now be adjusted.

Adjusting your ad preferences can reduce the number of ads you see on Facebook.

Install an ad-blocker extension

One of the most effective ways to block ads on Facebook is to install an ad-blocker extension in your web browser. Ad-blockers are designed to block all kinds of ads, including those on Facebook. 

You can install Stands Free AdBlocker for Chrome or Edge browser.

Once the ad-blocker extension is installed, it automatically blocks all ads on Facebook and other websites.

Use a third-party ad-blocker app

If you use Facebook on your mobile device, you can download a third-party ad-blocker app to block ads.

To use a third-party ad-blocker app, follow these steps:

  • Download and install the ad-blocker app from the App Store or Google Play Store
  • Open the app and follow the prompts to configure it
  • Open Facebook and enjoy ad-free browsing