Why did I see my friend's username paired with an ad?

With Instagram ads, you may see posts about actions your friends have taken on Instagram paired with ads you see. For example, you might see a friend's username who has already liked a post you're seeing advertised. We will adhere to any privacy settings you've set for your Instagram account, and any ad settings associated with your linked Facebook account, if you have one.

To view your Facebook Ad settings, go to your Ad Preferences and click Ads with your social action.

Note: It's against our advertising policies for advertisers to use your name directly in an ad. If you see an ad you think might be using your name in a different way, please report the ad.
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