Published On: Tue, Sep 19th, 2017

See what Facebook ads we indeed clicked in ‘Recent Ad Activity’


You competence consider you’re cool to Facebook’s ads, though we substantially do get seduced each once in a while. But since ads aren’t always henceforth accessible anywhere, it can be unfit to find a Facebook ad that led somewhere we wish to revisit. Now Facebook has a resolution called Recent Ad Activity for when (if) we click an ad and wish to see it again.

TechCrunch inquired with Facebook about a underline after Matt Navarra common a screenshot, and now a association admits that Recent Ad Activity has been entirely rolled out in a US. Facebook tells us it’s deliberation what other countries to exam a underline in. You can find Recent Ad Activity in a bookmarks sidebar of Facebook’s mobile apps and desktop site.

Recent Ad Activity appears to uncover a past 3 months or so of ads we clicked, liked, commented on or shared. There’s also a add-on for ads we purposefully saved.

Unfortunately, a three-month window means no one will be means to dredge adult a domestic ads bought by Russian agents seeking to lean a 2016 U.S. presidential choosing in preference of Donald Trump.

Facebook has regularly refused to divulge a calm of these ads publicly, citing that ads and their targeting are exclusive business secrets of a customers. It’s also firm by U.S. remoteness laws that could reprove it for these disclosures. But with a hunt warrant, Facebook has given information about these ads’ content, targeting and buyers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as partial of his review into Russian nosiness in a election, according to The Wall Street Journal and CNN.

The underline could be a bonus to Facebook advertisers that find to be remembered. Recent Ad Activity could let people click by an aged ad and make a squeeze or take another movement a business cares about.

That in spin could assistance Facebook take credit for pushing purchases. If we saw an ad 6 weeks ago though can’t utterly remember it, we competence Google any sum we recall, heading a hunt engine to take credit for delivering a conversion. With Recent Ad Activity, those users competence only come behind to Facebook, click by a ad again and give Facebook information it can use to remonstrate advertisers to spend more.

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