Social media ads are the digital mosquitos of the 21st century – constantly pestering you and altogether ruining what would otherwise be a fun experience. However, sometimes we’re the real suckers and click on that Dyson vacuum cleaner that we just need to have. And, as it turns out, there’s a way to find out exactly what you’re falling for. Maybe you’re a mindless scroller and it leads to completely irrelevant ads, or maybe you only click on ads about matching outfits for you and your cat. Either way, prepare to open a can of worms.
Once you open up Instagram on your smartphone, go into settings and click on ads. From there, open up ad activity and there you have it – a digital trip down memory lane. This hack will allow you to analyse your clicking habits and will let you relive that dark period where you thought a blanket with sleeves was all that was missing from your weekend wardrobe.
With the tech world becoming slightly more transparent, it’s no surprise that users want to find out more about how they’re using their favourite platforms. The one thing we can’t solve though? How they know which products we’ve been thinking about… and have never said aloud.
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