How To Block Someone From Seeing Your Facebook Ads

Ever found yourself wanting to dodge someone on Facebook? Perhaps it’s an old pal or a prying colleague, and you simply prefer keeping your ads hidden from them. I’ve faced this scenario myself, and in this session, I’ll guide you through the process of preventing someone from viewing your Facebook advertisements.

Step 1: Accessing the Facebook Ads Manager

The first step is to access the Facebook Ads Manager. To do this, go to your Facebook homepage and click on the drop-down arrow in the top right corner. From the drop-down menu, select “Ads Manager”.

Step 2: Choosing Your Ad Campaign

Once you’re in the Ads Manager, you’ll see a list of your ad campaigns. Select the campaign that you want to edit.

Step 3: Editing the Audience

Now that you’ve selected your campaign, it’s time to edit the audience. Scroll down to the “Audience” section and click on the “Edit” button.

Step 4: Excluding the Person

In the audience settings, you’ll see a section called “Exclusions”. This is where you can exclude specific people from seeing your ads. Click on the “Add an exclusion” button.

In the “Add an exclusion” window, you have several options to choose from. You can exclude people by location, age, gender, language, and more. But for this purpose, we want to exclude a specific person.

To exclude a specific person, start typing their name in the “Exclude people” field. Facebook will suggest matching profiles, and you can select the person you want to block. Once you’ve selected them, click “Save” to save the exclusion.

Step 5: Review and Publish

After you’ve added the exclusion, make sure to review your ad settings to ensure everything is as you want it. Once you’re satisfied, click “Publish” to save your changes and publish the ad.


Blocking someone from seeing your Facebook ads is a great way to maintain your privacy and prevent unwanted individuals from snooping into your online activities. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily exclude specific people from your ad campaigns and enjoy a more personalized and targeted advertising experience on Facebook.

Remember, it’s important to respect people’s privacy and use this feature responsibly. Blocking someone from seeing your ads should only be done when necessary and for valid reasons.