Social Media Apps and Third-Party Data Sharing: Privacy Concerns
As well-known social media sites like Instagram, a Meta subsidiary, share user data with outside parties, privacy concerns are everywhere.
Users now have more control over their data because to Meta’s new settings, which are accessible through the Accounts Center area of websites like Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Here’s how to remove web activity tracking and manage your data with Instagram’s new features:
Take the actions listed below to prevent Instagram from tracking your online activities. In the near future, all of these features should become available to you if you are unable to access them on Meta.
How To Stop Instagram from Monitoring Your Online Activity
- Get into your account: To enter your account, tap on your profile image in the lower right corner.
- To access Settings and Privacy, click the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of your profile. To access the menu, navigate to “Settings and Privacy.”
- To access Accounts Center, navigate to the Settings and Privacy menu and choose “Accounts Center,” which is the first option.
- Handle Your Data and Permissions: Select “Your Data and Permissions” from the Accounts Center menu.
- Limit Your Use of Meta Technologies: Select “Your Activity off Meta Technologies” by tapping on it. This enables you to control the apps that are linked to your account and your recent activities.
- Manage Future Activity: You can handle your data from this option. To stop companies from sharing your data, you can monitor upcoming activity, disconnect particular app activities, and remove outdated data. It will also remove your previous activity if you select “Manage Future Activity” and “Disconnect Future Activity.”