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Instagram records user data, such as search activities, Facebook-liked pages, followed profiles, and personal information from Facebook to target advertisements displayed on the social photo network. However, comments on Twitter point out that the list of ad interests, made available by Instagram itself, features curious themes that do not match people's preferences.

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It may seem strange, but advertising tends to follow a logic of user interactions and interests on Instagram and Facebook. Instagram Ads even offers a page detailing every alleged interest in the account in question.

Tutorial shows how to find the list of themes used by Instagram to offer ads on your page Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudoTutorial shows how to find the list of themes used by Instagram to offer ads on your page Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

Tutorial shows how to find the list of themes used by Instagram to offer ads on your page Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo

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Learn how to access it from your PC, iPhone (iOS), or Android phone in the following tutorial. The list of interests can be viewed, but not changed. The only way to change the ads on the page is by changing their habits and likes on both social networks.

Step 1. Open Instagram in the web browser and select the avatar icon in the upper right corner of the screen;

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By accessing your Instagram user profile from PC Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Tick the gear icon to see your account options;

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By to view the options for an Instagram account accessed by the web version of the social network Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Choose the "Privacy and Security" option to continue;

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By accessing Instagram's privacy and security options to view ad interests for the Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa account

Step 4. Go to the bottom of the options to find the "Ads" area. Select "See all";

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By to see the preferences for ads of an Instagram account Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 5. The list of ad interests is displayed on the screen. You can click the "See More" button to see all themes set by Instagram according to your preferences on the network.

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By To See Topics Of Interest For Instagram Ads Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

How to access in app

Step 1. Open Instagram and tap on the avatar icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Then on the profile screen, tap the three bar icon in the upper right corner of the screen;

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When to access the settings of an Instagram peripheral Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Tap the "Settings" option and go to "Security";

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By to view the security settings on an Instagram account by mobile Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Enter the "Access Data" option. At this point, scroll down to find "Ads" and tap the "See All" button;

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When to view by phone data about interests in anncios on an Instagram account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 4. The list of interests will be displayed and you can tap the "See more" button to check all stored terms.

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List with interests for anncios on an Instagram account Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Use the hint to identify bizarre themes used by Instagram to offer ads on your page.

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