How to use Facebook's 'Off-Facebook Activity' tool

Published: Jan. 30, 2020 at 8:52 AM CST
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Facebook is giving users a glimpse into how it tracks what you do when you're not on its site.

On Tuesday, the the social networking site launched the 'Off-Facebook Activity' tool.

Users can find it under "Facebook information" in the site's settings.

According to the company, it gives users a summary of businesses and organizations that share information with the site. It also shows the kind of activity they share.

Facebook says companies will tell them things like when users have opened an app, made a purchase or a donation... or searched for an item.

The site then uses that information for their ads.

The company says they are not showing users all of the information they receive from companies. It says users can disconnect their off-Facebook activity by clearing its history and turning off "future off-Facebook activity."

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