Answer Solved: How to stop Facebook from Listening to your Conversations

Facebook has gone on record to state that it is not listening in on your conversations, but those coincidental ads seem really creepy.

Facebook has gone on record to state that it does not listen in on your conversations.
"Facebook does not use your phone's microphone to inform ads or to change what you see in News Feed. Some recent articles have suggested that we must be listening to people's conversations in order to show them relevant ads. This is not true. We show ads based on people's interests and other profile information – not what you're talking out loud about. We only access your microphone if you have given our app permission and if you are actively using a specific feature that requires audio. This might include recording a video or using an optional feature we introduced two years ago to include music or other audio in your status updates." 

Good Explaination below: 

Well, I believe that they are listening to everyday conversations, and they're, indeed, doing it through our phone microphone.

You can actually turn off the microphone. Simply follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Privacy.
  3. Tap Microphone.
  4. Tap the Facebook switch to turn it off.

If Facebook is not listed in the Microphone section of your Privacy settings, it's because you've never given Facebook permission to access your microphone on that device. You can double-check this by checking the apps' permissions in Settings.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the apps section and tap Facebook.
  3. Tap the Microphone switch to turn it off.

If you don't see the Microphone switch, it means you've never given Facebook permission to access your microphone.

freaked out

It's scary knowing that this Social Media platform is still suggesting and promoting adds on your News Feed related to conversations you've recently had with other people.

Just think about it, what else are they listening to throughout our day?