No one likes seeing ads and they certainly don’t like seeing ads in their Instagram feed as they’re scrolling through. You accidentally click one or tap it and now you’re sitting through an ad you didn’t want to see. Now you just want it gone, deleted, removed, eradicated from the planet.

To be clear, there isn’t a method to remove ads entirely. Instead, you’ll be learning how to manipulate the way ads are presented to you. You see, ads on your Instagram feed are brought to you based on, well, you. They were chosen based on data presented by you. By manipulating this system, you can cultivate a more cleaner, more ad-free Instagram feed. It may not be outright deleted them for good, but using this method enough can offer nearly the same results.

Manipulate the System and Remove Ads

What you’ll be doing today is using the questionnaire that comes with every advertisement on Instagram. It offers a set of answers you can choose from in order to alter the way advertisement is presented to you. Here’s what you do:

1. Locate and launch the Instagram app. Its icon is a camera against a backdrop with an ombre effect. You can find the Instagram app somewhere on one of your home screens. If not, check inside your App Drawer. All currently installed apps are in your App Drawer.

2. Log into Instagram, if you aren’t already logged in, with your Instagram account and the correct password.

3. Head over to your Instagram feed by selecting Home. It’s the house icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Find an ad you want to remove

4. Find an ad you want to remove. When you do, select the three horizontal dots (or three vertical dots) located in the top right corner of the post. You’ll see it to the right of the person or page advertising it. Doing so will launch Instagram’s questionnaire.

choose Hide This

5. First, choose Hide This. Then Instagram will ask why. Choose one of three answers as to why you don’t want to see the ad. Doing so will remove the ad and any like it.

Bottom Line

When an ad is presented to you on Instagram, it believes the ad is something relevant to you. So, essentially, you are the picker of your ads. You just didn’t know that until now. Facebook employs an identical system. So, if you use Facebook and you’re annoyed by ads, use this ad to your advantage.