Prevent Facebook from tracking you around the web. The Facebook Container extension for Firefox helps you take control and isolate your web activity from Facebook.
What is Facebook Container?
Facebook Container is a Firefox extension that enhances your privacy by isolating your Facebook identity in a separate container, making it difficult for Facebook to keep track of your online activities with third-party cookies. This extension works by closing your Facebook tabs, deleting your Facebook cookies and logging you out of Facebook. Your subsequent Facebook visits will load in a new browser tab (Container). It also has limitations affecting website functionalities associated with Facebook, and is only available for Firefox 57 and higher on Desktop.
What does it do? Facebook Container works by isolating your Facebook identity into a separate container that makes it harder for Facebook to track your visits to other websites with third-party cookies.
How does it work? Installing this extension closes your Facebook tabs, deletes your Facebook cookies, and logs you out of Facebook. The next time you navigate to Facebook it will load in a new blue colored browser tab (the “Container”). You can log in and use Facebook normally when in the Facebook Container. If you click on a non-Facebook link or navigate to a non-Facebook website in the URL bar, these pages will load outside of the container. Clicking Facebook Share buttons on other browser tabs will load them within the Facebook Container. You should know that using these buttons passes information to Facebook about the website that you shared from.
Which website features will not function? Because you will be logged into Facebook only in the Container, embedded Facebook comments and Like buttons in tabs outside the Facebook Container will not work. This prevents Facebook from associating information about your activity on websites outside of Facebook to your Facebook identity.
In addition, websites that allow you to create an account or log in using your Facebook credentials will generally not work properly. Because this extension is designed to separate Facebook use from use of other websites, this behavior is expected.
What does Facebook Container NOT protect against?
User reviews summary
- Improves browsing experience
- Essential on desktop
- Great for privacy prevention
- Does not work
- Lacks 'open in a new tab' option
- No way to contact support
- Possible easy access for hackers
- Desktop use
- Extension functionality
Facebook Container is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Facebook Container if you trust the publisher.
Facebook Container has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.