Can Facebook hear me?

My husband and I were talking about investments.  A half hour later an ad popped up on his Facebook newsfeed from several investment companies and they continued for at least a week.  Is it possible Facebook hears us?  This has happened to me several times, and I thought maybe it was just a coincidence.  It’s not a coincidence – Facebook can hear you!  The Facebook app has its own microphone setting and so many people are unaware of it when they accept an account with Facebook.  How can we protect ourselves and yet still be involved in this social world?   There are a few steps to turn off the microphone in Facebook.  To be safe, I also turned off the camera setting. 

How to turn off Facebook microphone on your phones:

Android phone:

  1. Go to Settings. 
  2. Apps.
  3. Scroll down to Facebook, tap it.
  4. Permissions – location and storage.
  5. Microphone (slide the setting to the left to turn it off).


  1. Go to Settings app.
  2. Scroll down to Facebook, tap it.
  3. Tap “Settings”.
  4. Microphone (turn the slider to off. It should be grey instead of green).

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