How to Remove Commercial Ads from My Facebook Home Wall

By Heather Harris

Facebook does not currently charge its users a subscription fee. It does, however, feature advertisements that appear in the margins of your wall and other pages within Facebook. As of May, 2011, there is no way to turn these ads completely off, but you can remove them individually from view and alert Facebook if you find the ads to be inappropriate or offensive. Then those particular ads will not reappear on your wall.

Step 1

Sign in to your Facebook account.

Step 2

Hover your mouse over the top-right corner of the ad you want to remove, and click the X that appears.

Step 3

Select one of the options that appears under the text reading "You have removed this ad. Why didn't you like it?" Choose either "Uninteresting," "Misleading," "Sexually explicit," "Against my views," "Offensive," "Repetitive," or "Other." If you select "Other," type your explanation for wanting to remove the ad in the space provided, and click "OK."