If you’ve been on Facebook recently you might have noticed your name being used in one of Facebook’s new “Social Ads”. It usually looks something like “Rick Rouse likes AT&T” in close proximity to an ad for the AT&T Facebook page.
Basically, they’re promoting a page that you have “Liked” to your friends with the hope that your friends will take notice and visit the page. Personally, I don’t mind my friends knowing which pages I have “Liked”, but I’m not too fond of having that info used in conjunction with an ad!
If seeing your name used as part of an ad irritates you as much as it does me, you can easily opt out. Here’s how:
1 – Click the Gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
2 – Click Account Settings.
3 – In the far left-hand column, click Ads.
4 – Find the section labeled Ads & Friends and click the Edit link at the far right.
5 – Scroll to the bottom of the window and look for Pair my social actions with ads for and select No one from the drop-down box located beside it.
6 – Click Save Changes.
From now on your friends should never see your name used as part of a Facebook “Social Ad”.