Thursday, November 22, 2018

FacebookAdBlocker: Removes ads from Facebook, stories, in app videos and more

Facebook app is one of the most popular social media apps that millions of people are using these days and the company keeps making updates that may not like many users. For example, we start to see advertisements in everything you do, from watching videos to perusing Stories, etc.

Advertisements are a necessary evil because they help drive revenue, but too many in one place tend to become a nuisance for the end user. With that in mind, iOS developer Rishanancreated a new jailbreak tweak called FacebookAdBlocker that aims to revitalize your Facebook experience.

The tweak has just released so for the initial release the tweak can do the following: 
  • Prevent advertisements from popping up when you view Stories in the Facebook app
  • Prevent advertisements from littering your video-viewing experience
The feature we were hoping to see here was the ability to hide Sponsored Posts from our News Feed, and while it’s not currently supported in the initial release, the developer says he’s working on it and plans to roll out this feature in a future update to FacebookAdBlocker.

Like many ad-blocking solutions, FacebookAdBlocker relies on a modified hosts file to help filter some of those pesky ads. Ideally, this method would block all ads, but it’s still possible for some to slip through the cracks if the filter doesn’t include their source. That said, you should take all ad-blocking solutions with a grain of salt.

If you’re interested in trying FacebookAdBlocker, then you can download it for $1.50 from Cydia’s Packix repository. The tweak works on all jailbroken iOS 10 and 11 devices with the official Facebook app installed and doesn’t have any options to configure.


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