How to Opt out of Meta AI Training and Data Collection

Image showing a Meta AI logo with a red prohibition symbol over it, indicating how to opt out of Meta AI training and data collection.

Image showing a Meta AI logo with a red prohibition symbol over it, indicating how to opt out of Meta AI training and data collection.

Meta can train its AI using your Instagram and Facebook posts and content until you opt out. If you’re uncomfortable with Meta using your personal information for AI training and data collection, it’s important to opt out of it immediately.

This guide will walk you through the steps to opt out of Meta’s AI training and data collection, helping you take control of your personal information and ensure your privacy is maintained. But first, turn off the Meta AI on Instagram.

Who Can Opt out of Meta AI Training and Data Collection?

Users in the European Union and the UK can easily opt out due to strict data protection laws. However, users in the US and other countries without national data privacy laws cannot prevent Meta from using their data for AI training.

How to Opt out of Meta AI on Facebook

  • Click on your account icon at the top right-hand corner.
  • Select “Settings and Privacy” and then choose “Privacy Center.”
  • Navigate to the left-hand side menu and click on the drop-down labelled “How Meta uses information for generative AI models and features.”
  • Scroll down and click on “Right to Object.”
  • Fill in the form with your information to complete the opt-out process.

You can use the following reply for the “Please tell us how this processing impacts you” section:

The processing impacts my privacy as I prefer not to have my data used for AI training and development purposes. I wish to exercise my right under data protection law to object to my personal data being processed.

You will likely need to confirm your email address afterwards. Shortly, you should receive both an email and a notification on your Facebook account confirming the success of your request.

How to Opt out of Meta AI on Instagram

  • Go to your profile page and click on the three lines in the top-right corner.
  • Select "Settings and privacy."
  • Scroll down to the "More info and support" section, then click "About" and select "Privacy policy."
  • At the top of the page, click the box that says "Learn more about your right to object."
  • Fill out the form using the information provided in the previous section for Facebook.
  • Confirm your email address linked to your Instagram account.
  • You will soon receive both an email and a notification on your Instagram account confirming whether your request was successful.

And that's how you opt out of Meta AI training and data collection on Facebook and Instagram. We hope you found our guide informational. Before heading off, we recommend you check out how to remove the "Made with AI" label.

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