Facebook: How to Disable Instant Personalization

Posted January 5, 2011 by Rob Rogers in Internet

Facebook has rolled out Instant Personalization to 3rd party partners (currently Bing, TripAdvisor, Clicker, Rotten Tomatoes, Docs, Pandora, Yelp, and Scribd) direct access to information that you have made available to everybody. If you are uncomfortable with this, you can disable this feature and prevent these sites from accessing this information.

1. Go to Facebook and login to your account.

2. Go to the upper-right corner and click Account.

3. Select Privacy Settings from the dropdown menu.

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page.

5. Beneath Apps and Websites, click Edit your settings.

6. Go to the Instant personalization section and click the Edit Settings button.

7. Click the Close button on the Understanding Instant Personalization pop-up.

8. Uncheck the Enable instant personalization on partner websites checkbox.


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  • Odille

    would be nice if I was able to disable it, but: it’s marked ‘able’ and cant be disabled!
    And no information when it will be:
    Note: instant personalisation is not yet available for you

    • guest

      Note: instant personalisation is not yet available for you.
      I got this too! What does this mean??? Makes me wonder if they are still collecting all the information they can first before even giving us the option. I am about to just delete my account.

  • Akfaheem

    have you beenen able to disable instant personalization? the checkbox comes back checked after you uncheck it

  • Scoo_bie_do09