How To Block Facebook Ads In Videos

The frustration of intrusive advertisements while watching our preferred Facebook videos is a common annoyance. These ads interfere with the overall viewing pleasure and can even ruin the flow of the video for certain individuals. However, there are methods available to prevent these ads from appearing in your Facebook videos. This blog will provide a step-by-step tutorial for this process.

Using Browser Extensions

One of the most effective solutions to block Facebook ads in videos are browser extensions. These extensions are designed to filter out ads from the webpages you visit, including Facebook. One such popular extension is AdBlock.

Here is how to use AdBlock:

  1. Go to the browser extension store. If you are using Google Chrome, this would be the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Search for “AdBlock”.
  3. Click on “Add to Chrome” or similar button to install the AdBlock extension to your browser.
  4. Once installed, click on the AdBlock icon on your browser’s toolbar and select “Options”.
  5. In the new tab that opens, navigate to the “Filter Lists” tab.
  6. Ensure “Allow some non-intrusive advertising” is unchecked. This step is vital as it will block ads in Facebook videos.

Using Facebook’s Ad Preferences

Facebook gives users some degree of control over the ads they see. Although this will not block all ads, it can reduce the number of ads in videos.

Here is how to adjust your ad preferences on Facebook:

  1. Click on the dropdown arrow at the top right corner of your Facebook homepage.
  2. Go to “Settings and Privacy” and then “Settings”.
  3. From left side menu, select “Ads”.
  4. Under “Ad Settings”, go to “Ad Topics” and click or tap on “See Fewer” for the categories you’re not interested in.

Considerations and Warnings

Keep in mind, while using ad blockers can provide an ad-free viewing experience, they can also disrupt the function of some websites and services. Many websites rely on ad revenue for funding, so using an ad blocker may impact them.

Remember also that while adjusting Facebook’s ad settings can decrease the number of ads you see, it cannot completely eliminate them. Facebook is a free service and relies on ads for revenue. Therefore, completely eliminating ads is not an option unless Facebook changes its revenue model.


While ads can sometimes disrupt our video watching experience, it’s important to remember that they also help keep many of our favorite services free. However, if the ads are becoming too intrusive, knowing how to block or limit them can definitely come in handy. Simply follow the steps above, and you can enjoy an improved, more seamless video watching experience on Facebook.