How to remove advertisers who use a contact list added to Facebook

advertisers who use a contact list added to Facebook

Some Facebook advertisers run advertisements using a contact list they or their partners uploaded that includes information about you. The information they use was collected by the advertiser or one of their partners and typically includes information such as your email address and phone number.

remove advertisers who use a contact list added to Facebook

You can see which advertisers use a contact list added to Facebook by accessing your Facebook settings. In these settings, you can remove advertisers who use a contact list added to Facebook to stop them from showing ads and manage your ad preferences to stop some advertisers from using your information to show you ads.

From computer

This is how to remove advertisers who use a contact list added to Facebook:

  1. Go to Settings > Ads > Advertisers > Who use a contact list added to Facebook.
  2. Find an advertiser that you want to remove, hover over the advertiser with your mouse, and click the X to remove them.

This is how to stop seeing ads based on data from partners and based on your activity on Facebook company products that you see elsewhere:

  1. Go to Settings > Ads > Ad settings.
  2. Click Ads based on data from partners, go to the drop-down menu and change Allowed to Not allowed.
  3. Click Ads based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere, go to the drop-down menu and change Allowed to Not allowed.

From a mobile device

This is how to remove advertisers who use a contact list added to Facebook:

  1. Tap the 3 bar icon (hamburger icon).
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Ad Preferences > Advertisers > Advertisers who uploaded a contact list with your info.
  3. Tap See all to open a list of advertisers who uploaded a contact list with your info.
  4. Find an advertiser that you want to remove, tap the 3 dot icon next to the advertiser, and tap Hide ads from “advertiser’s name.”

This is how to stop seeing ads based on data from partners and based on your activity on Facebook company products that you see elsewhere:

  1. Tap the 3 bar icon (hamburger icon).
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings > Ad Preferences > Ad settings.
  3. Tap Ads based on data from partners, tap CONTINUE and change Allowed to Not allowed.
  4. Tap Ads based on your activity on Facebook Company Products that you see elsewhere, tap CONTINUE and change Yes to No.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.