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How to Stop-Block-Remove Facebook Ads

Updated on July 4, 2012
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Joanne Marcinek is a woman with a mission. Her passion is to help people get the relevant information they need on the Internet.

Facebook NewsFeed Ads
Facebook NewsFeed Ads

How to Remove Facebook Ads


First, I need to say that this article addresses removing specific ads that may be not applicable to you, not appropriate or just not something you want to see alongside your Facebook NewsFeed.

I do not know how to remove all ads from the Facebook Newsfeed. In fact, in the Facebook help area it says:

It's not possible to block Facebook Ads from showing on pages within your account.

However, to remove specific ads from the sidebar, follow these instructions.


When the ads, first appear, you cannot see it, but if you hover your mouse over an ad you will see an X in the upper right hand corner.

Click the X to remove the ad

When you hover over the X you will see "Report this ad."

However, when you click the X you actually have several options.

Facebook Remove Ad Options
Facebook Remove Ad Options
Remove Facebook Ads
Remove Facebook Ads

Hide or Remove Facebook Ad

To remove just the ad you see, click: Hide this Ad.

To remove all ads from this advertiser, click: Hide all from domainname.com

After clicking either of these options, a questionnaire will pop-up asking you why you want these particular ads removed. This is your opportunity for feedback to Facebook.

Clicking About this ad will bring you to a section of Facebook that explains how and why the ads are appearing alongside your newsfeed.

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    • AskJoanne profile image
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      AskJoanne 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the tip, I had seen some other "How To" that required Firefox, glad to see it's available for Chrome too.

    • mariacolomy profile image

      Maria Colomy 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      If you use the Google Chrome browser and AdBlock Plus you can remove all ads. It works GREAT! (Though if you're an advertiser you'll need disable AdBlock Plus as you won't be able to see your ad preview.) Yep, it works THAT well!

    • AskJoanne profile image
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      AskJoanne 5 years ago from USA

      Yes, it's true, Ads are ubiquitous. But at least this option lets you remove the ones you really don't want to see.

    • LindaSmith1 profile image

      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      Only problem is that once you get rid of one bunch of ads, they are replaced by new ones.