Facebook gives its users the option to “hide ads” displayed on their Feed and in return asks for the reason to hide an ad. Social media expert Matt Navarra reported that Facebook is now asking additional questions when a user chooses to hide an ad.
The newly added options that Facebook is giving users to know their reasons behind hiding a particular ad include: Too personal, Repetitive, Sensitive Topic, and Knows too much.
The last option seems to be an interesting one as it could be related to the company’s latest update that notified users that their WhatsApp data would be shared with Facebook. It is probably a common experience among social media users when they come across an ad that makes them feel like the platform is prying on their conversations across social media because they were just talking about the particular product displayed in the ad that popped up.
While this Facebook feature has been around for some time now, not many users have noticed it. Moreover, a lot of times, users don’t even choose to hide ads that they come across, as they either ignore them or may even find them useful.