While users may be unable to escape all advertising on Facebook, the social network does allow users to hide suggested posts, or ads, from their News Feeds. Specifically, users can hide individual ads, and they can even tell Facebook to stop showing ads from specific businesses or organizations.
If you’ve yet to try this feature yourself, here’s how to get started.
Step 1: Tap the “v” button on the suggested post you wish to hide. Note: We’ve blurred the content contained in this ad.
Step 2: Tap “Hide Ad.” This will remove the ad from your feed.
Step 3: If you’d like to go one step further and stop all ads from the company or brand from showing up in your feed, tap “Hide all ads from [company].” Alternatively, you can also tap “Undo” to reverse your original decision.
Step 4 (optional): Just as before, after you tap the button to hide all ads from a company, you can tap “Undo” if you’d like to reverse your decision.