Facebook Detailed Targeting

Facebook has a lot of detailed targeting criteria available on its advertising platform. Knowing what is available can help you create audiences that better achieve your advertising goals. Here is a list of some of the advertising criteria that will give you a good idea of what is available. To know more about how you can advertise your business on Facebook in South Africa, check out this article instead.

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Detailed Targeting

  • Demographics
    • Education
      • Education Level
        • At high school
        • At university
        • At university (postgraduate)
        • Doctorate degree
        • Foundation degree
        • High school leaver
        • Master’s degree
        • Professional degree
        • Some high school
        • Some university
        • Some university (postgraduate)
        • University graduate
        • Unspecified
      • Fields of study
      • Schools/Universities
      • Undergrad years
    • Financial
      • Income
        • Household income: top 10% of ZIP codes (US)
        • Household income: top 10-25% of ZIP codes (US)
        • Household income: top 25-50% of ZIP codes (US)
        • Household income: top 10% of ZIP codes (US)
        • Household income: top 5% of ZIP codes (US)
    • Life events
      • Anniversary
        • Anniversary within 30 days
        •  Anniversary within 31-60 days
      • Away from family
      • Away from home town
      • Date of birth
        • Month of birth
        • Birthday in January
        • Birthday in February
        • Birthday in March
        • Birthday in April
        • Birthday in May
        •  Birthday in June
        • Birthday in July
        • Birthday in August
        • Birthday in September
        • Birthday in October
        • Birthday in November
        • Birthday in December
        • Upcoming birthday
      • Friends of
        • Close friends of men with a birthday in 0-7 days
        • Close friends of men with a birthday in 7-30 days
        • Close friends of people with birthdays in a month
        • Close friends of people with birthdays in a week
        • Close friends of women with a birthday in 0-7 days
        • Close friends of women with a birthday in 7-30 days
        • Friends of newly engaged people
        • Friends of newlyweds
        • Friends of people who recently moved
      • Long-distance relationship
      • New job
      • New relationship
      • Newly engaged (1 year)
      • Newly engaged (3 months)
      • Newly engaged (6 months)
      • Newlywed (1 year)
      • Newlywed (3 months)
      • Newlywed ( 6 months)
      • Recently moved
    • Parents
      • All parents
        • New parents (0-12 months)
        • Parents (All)
        • Parents with adult children (aged 18-26)
        • Parents with pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
        • Parents with pre-teens (aged 9-12)
        • Parents with primary school-aged children (6-8 years)
        • Parents with teenagers (aged 13-17)
        • Parents with toddlers (aged 1-2)
    • Relationship
      • Relationship status
        • Civil partnership
        • Complicated
        • Divorced
        • Domestic partnership
        • Engaged
        • In a relationship
        • Married
        • Open relationship
        • Separated
        • Single
        • Unspecified
        • Widowed
    • Work
      • Employers
      • Industries
        • Administrative services
        • Architecture and engineering
        • Arts, entertainment, sports and media
        • Business and finance
        • Cleaning and maintenance services
        • Community and social services
        • Computation and mathematics
        • Construction and extraction
        • Education and libraries
        • Farming, fishing and forestries
        • Food and restaurants
        • Government employees (global)
        • Healthcare and medical services
        • IT and technical services
        • Installation and repair services
        • Legal services
        • Life, physical and social services
        • Management
        • Military (global)
        • Production
        • Protective services
        • Sales
        • Transport and moving
        • Veterans (US)
      • Job titles
  • Interest
    • Business and industries
      • Advertising
      • Agriculture
      • Architecture
      • Aviation
      • Banking
        • Investment banking
        • Online banking
        • Retail banking
      • Business
      • Construction
      • Design
        • Fashion design
        • Graphic design
        • Interior design
      • Economics
      • Engineering
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Healthcare
      • Higher Education
      • Management
      • Marketing
      • Nursing
      • Online
        • Digital marketing
        • Display advertising
        • Email marketing
        • Online advertising
        • Search engine optimization
        • Social media
        • Social media marketing
        • Web design
        • Web development
        • Web hosting
      • Personal finance
        • Credit cards
        • Insurance
        • Investments
        • Mortgage loans
      • Property
      • Retail
      • Sales
      • Science
      • Small business
    • Entertainment
      • Films
        • Action films
        • Animated films
        • Anime films
        • Bollywood films
        • Comedy films
        • Documentary films
        • Drama films
        • Fantasy films
        • Horror films
        • Musical theatre
        • Science fiction films
        • Thriller films
      • Games
        • Action games
        • Board games
        • Browser games
        • Card games
        • Gambling
        • Massively multiplayer online games
        • Massively multiplayer online role-playing games
        • Online games
        • Online poker
        • Puzzle video games
        • Racing games
        • Role-playing games
        • Simulation games
        • Sports games
        • Strategy games
        • Video games
        • World games
      • Life events
        • Ballet
        • Bars
        • Concerts
        • Dancehalls
        • Music festivals
        • Nightclubs
        • Parties
        • Plays
        • Theatres
      • Music
        • Blues music
        • Classical music
        • Country music
        • Dance music
        • Electronic music
        • Gospel music
        • Heavy metal music
        • Hip hop music
        • Jazz music
        • Music videos
        • Pop music
        • Rhythm and blues music
        • Rack music
        • Soul music
      • Reading
        • Books
        • Comics
        • Fiction books
        • Literature
        • Magazines
        • Manga
        • Mystery fiction
        • Newspapers
        • Non-fiction books
        • Romance novels
        • eBooks
      • Television programme
        • TV chat shows
        • TV comedies
        • TV game shows
        • TV reality shows
    • Family and relationships
      • Dating
      • Family
      • Fatherhood
      • Friendship
      • Marriage
      • Motherhood
      • Parenting
      • Weddings
    • Fitness and wellness
      • Bodybuilding
      • Meditation
      • Physical exercise
      • Physical fitness
      • Running
      • Weight training
      • Yoga
    • Food and drink
      • Alcoholic drink
        • Beer
        • Distilled drinks
        • Wine
      • Cooking
        • Baking
        • Recipes
      • Cuisine
        • Chinese cuisine
        • French Cuisine
        • German cuisine
        • Greek cuisine
        • Indian cuisine
        • Italian cuisine
        • Japanese cuisine
        • Korean cuisine
        • Latin American cuisine
        • Mexican Cuisine
        • Middle Eastern cuisine
        • Spanish cuisine
        • Thai cuisine
        • Vietnamese cuisine
      • Drinks
        • Coffee
        • Energy drinks
        • Juice
        • Soft drinks
        • Tea
      • Food
        • Barbecue
        • Chocolate
        • Desserts
        • Fast food
        • Organic food
        • Pizza
        • Seafood
        • Veganism
        • Vegetarianism
      • Restaurants
        • Coffeehouses
        • Diners
        • Fast casual restaurants
        • Fast food restaurants
    • Hobbies and activities
      • Arts and music
        • Acting
        • Crafts
        • Dance
        • Drawing
        • Drums
        • Fine art
        • Guitar
        • Painting
        • Performing arts
        • Photography
        • Sculpture
        • Singing
        • Writing
      • Current events
      • Home and garden
        • DIY
        • Do it yourself (DIY)
        • Furniture
        • Gardening
        • Home appliances
      • Pets
        • Birds
        • Cats
        • Dogs
        • Fish
        • Horses
        • Pet food
        • Rabbits
        • Reptiles
      • Politics and social issues
        • Charity and causes
        • Community issues
        • Environmentalism
        • Law
        • Politics
        • Religion
        • Sustainability
        • Veterans
        • Volunteering
      • Travel
        • Adventure Travel
        • Air travel
        • Beaches
        • Car rentals
        • Cruises
        • Ecotourism
        • Holidays
        • Holidays
        • Lakes
        • Mountains
        • Nature
        • Theme parks
        • Tourism
      • Vehicles
        • 4x4s
        • Automobiles
        • Boats
        • Electric vehicles
        • Hybrids
        • Lorries
        • Motorcycles
        • Motorhomes
        • People Carriers
        • Scooters
    • Shopping and fashion
      • Beauty
        • Beauty salons
        • Cosmetics
        • Fragrances
        • Hair products
        • Spas
        • Tattoos
      • Clothing
        • Children’s clothing
        • Mens clothing
        • Shoes
        • Womens clothing
      • Fashion accessories
        • Dresses
        • Handbags
        • Jewellery
        • Sunglasses
      • Shopping
        • Boutiques
        • Coupons
        • Discount shops
        • Luxury shops
        • Online shops
        • Shopping centres
      • Toys
    • Sports and outdoor
      • Outdoor recreation
        • Boating
        • Camping
        • Fishing
        • Horseback riding
        • Hunting
        • Mountain biking
        • Surfing
      • Sports
        • American football
        • Baseball
        • Basketball
        • Car racing
        • College football
        • Football
        • Golf
        • Marathons
        • Skiing
        • Snowboarding
        • Swimming
        • Tennis
        • Triathlons
        • Volleyball
    • Technology
      • Computers
        • Computer memory
        • Computer monitors
        • Computer processors
        • Computer servers
        • Desktop computers
        • Free software
        • Hard drives
        • Network storage
        • Software
        • Tablet computers
      • Consumer electronics
        • Audio equipment
        • Camcorders
        • Cameras
        • GPS devices
        • Game consoles
        • Mobile phones
        • Portable media players
        • Projectors
        • Smartphones
        • Televisions
        • eBook readers
  • Behaviours
    • Anniversary
      • Anniversary (within 61-90 days)
    • Consumer classification
      • Argentina
        • People in Argentina who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Argentina who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Brazil
        • People in Brazil who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Brazil who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Chile
        • People in Chile who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Chile who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • India
        • People in India who prefer high-value goods
        • People in India who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Indonesia
        • People in Indonesia who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Indonesia who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
        • People who prefer high-value goods in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
        • People who prefer mid- and high-value goods in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
      • Malaysia
        • People in Malaysia who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Malaysia who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Mexico
        • People in Mexico who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Mexico who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Pakistan
        • People in Pakistan who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Pakistan who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Philippines
        • People who prefer high-value goods in the Philippines
        • People who prefer mid- and high-value goods in the Philippines
      • South Africa
        • People in South Africa who prefer high-value goods
        • People in South Africa who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • Turkey
        • People in Turkey who prefer high-value goods
        • People in Turkey who prefer mid- and high-value goods
      • UAE
        • People who prefer high-value goods in UAE
        • People who prefer mid- and high-value goods in UAE
      • Digital activities
        • Canvas gaming
          • Played Canvas games (last 14 days)
          • Played Canvas games (last 3 days)
          • Played Canvas games (last 7 days)
          • Played Canvas games (yesterday)
        • Console gamers
        • Early technology adopters
        • Facebook Payments users (30 days)
        • Facebook Payments users (90 days)
        • Facebook Payments users (higher than average spend)
        • Facebook access: older devices and OS
      • Facebook page admins
        • Business Page admins
        • Community and club Page admins
        • Facebook Page admins
        • Food and restaurant Page admins
        • Health and beauty Page admins
        • Retail Page admins
        • Sports Page admins
        • Travel and tourism Page admins
      • Internet browser used
        • Facebook access (browser): Chrome
        • Facebook access (browser): Firefox
        • Facebook access (browser): Internet Explorer
        • Facebook access (browser): Microsoft Edge
        • Facebook access (browser): Opera
        • Facebook access (browser): Safari
      • Operating system used
        • Facebook access (OS): Mac OS X
        • Facebook access (OS): Mac Sierra
        • Facebook access (OS): Windows 10
        • Facebook access (OS): Windows 7
        • Facebook access (OS): Windows 8
        • Facebook access (OS): Windows Vista
        • Facebook access (OS): Windows XP
      • Primary email domain
        • AOL email users
        • Apple email users
        • Gmail users
        • Hotmail users
        • MSN.com users
        • Yahoo email users
      • Small business owners
    • Ex-pats
      • Close friends of those who live abroad
      • Family of those who live abroad
      • Lived in Algeria (formerly Ex-pats Algeria)
      • Lived in Argentina (formerly Ex-pats Argentina)
      • Lived in Australia (formerly Ex-pats Australia)
      • Lived in Austria (formerly Ex-pats Austria)
      • Lived in Bangladesh (formerly Ex-pats Bangladesh)
      • Lived in Belgium (formerly Ex-pats Belgium)
      • Lived in Brazil (formerly Ex-pats Brazil)
      • Lived in Cameroon (formerly Ex-pats Cameroon)
      • Lived in Canada (formerly Ex-pats Canada)
      • Lived in Chile (formerly Ex-pats Chile)
      • Lived in China (formerly Ex-pats China)
      • Lived in Colombia (formerly Ex-pats Colombia)
      • Lived in Cuba (formerly Ex-pats Cuba)
      • Lived in Cyprus (formerly Ex-pats Cyprus)
      • Lived in Czech Republic (formerly Ex-pats Czech Republic)
      • Lived in Ivory Coast (formerly Ex-pats Ivory Coast)
      • Lived in Congo (formerly Ex-pats Congo)
      • Lived in Denmark (formerly Ex-pats Denmark)
      • Lived in Dominican Republic (formerly Ex-pats Dominican Republic)
      • Lived in El Salvador (formerly Ex-pats Al Salvador)
      • Lived in Estonia (formerly Ex-pats Estonia)
      • Lived in Ethiopia (formerly Ex-pats Ethiopia)
      • Lived in Finland (formerly Ex-pats Finland)
      • Lived in France (formerly Ex-pats France)
      • Lived in Germany (formerly Ex-pats Germany)
      • Lived in Ghana (formerly Ex-pats Ghana)
      • Lived in Greece (formerly Ex-pats Greece)
      • Lived in Guatemala (formerly Ex-pats Guatemala)
      • Lived in Haiti (formerly Ex-pats Haiti)
      • Lived in Honduras (formerly Ex-pats Honduras)
      • Lived in Hong Kong (formerly Ex-pats Hong Kong)
      • Lived in Hungary (formerly Ex-pats Hungary)
      • Lived in India (formerly Ex-pats India)
      • Lived in Indonisia (formerly Ex-pats Indonosia)
      • Lived in Ireland (formerly Ex-pats Ireland)
      • Lived in Israel (formerly Ex-pats Israel)
      • Lived in Italy (formerly Ex-pats Italy)
      • Lived in Jamaica (formerly Ex-pats Jamaica)
      • Lived in Japan (formerly Ex-pats Japan)
      • Lived in Jordan (formerly Ex-pats Jordan)
      • Lived in Kenya (formerly Ex-pats Kenya)
      • Lived in Kuwait (formerly Ex-pats Kuwait)
      • Lived in Latvia (formerly Ex-pats Latvia)
      • Lived in Lebanon (formerly Ex-pats Lebanon)
      • Lived in Lithuania (formerly Ex-pats Lithuania)
      • Lived in Luxembourg (formerly Ex-pats Luxembourg)
      • Lived in Malaysia (formerly Ex-pats Malasia)
      • Lived in Malta (formerly Ex-pats Malta)
      • Lived in Mexico (formerly Ex-pats Mexico)
      • Lived in Monaco (formerly Ex-pats Monocco)
      • Lived in Nepal (formerly Ex-pats Nepal)
      • Lived in New Zealand (formerly Ex-pats New Zealand)
      • Lived in Nicaragua (formerly Ex-pats Nicaragua)
      • Lived in Nigeria (formerly Ex-pats Nigeria)
      • Lived in Norway (formerly Ex-pats Norway)
      • Lived in Peru (formerly Ex-pats Peru)
      • Lived in Philippines (formerly Ex-pats Philippines)
      • Lived in Poland (formerly Ex-pats Poland)
      • Lived in Portugal (formerly Ex-pats Portugal)
      • Lived in Puerto Rico (formerly Ex-pats Puerto Rico)
      • Lived in Qatar (formerly Ex-pats Qatar)
      • Lived in Romania (formerly Ex-pats Romania)
      • Lived in Russia (formerly Ex-pats Russia)
      • Lived in Rwanda (formerly Ex-pats Rwanda)
      • Lived in Saudi Arabia (formerly Ex-pats Saudi Arabia)
      • Lived in Senegal (formerly Ex-pats Senagal)
      • Lived in Serbia (formerly Ex-pats Serbia)
      • Lived in Sierra Leone (formerly Ex-pats Siera Leone)
      • Lived in Singapore (formerly Ex-pats Singapore)
      • Lived in Slovakia (formerly Ex-pats Slovakia)
      • Lived in Slovenia (formerly Ex-pats Slovenia)
      • Lived in South Africa (formerly Ex-pats South Africa)
      • Lived in South Korea (formerly Ex-pats South Korea)
      • Lived in Spain (formerly Ex-pats Spain)
      • Lived in Sri Lanka (formerly Ex-pats Sri Lanka)
      • Lived in Sweden (formerly Ex-pats Sweden)
      • Lived in Switzerland (formerly Ex-pats Switzerland)
      • Lived in Tasmania (formerly Ex-pats Tazmania)
      • Lived in Thailand (formerly Ex-pats Thailand)
      • Lived in the UAE (formerly Ex-pats the UAE)
      • Lived in Uganda (formerly Ex-pats Uganda)
      • Lived in Venezuela (formerly Ex-pats Venezuela)
      • Lived in Vietnam (formerly Ex-pats Vietnam)
      • Lived in Zambia (formerly Ex-pats Zambia)
      • Lived in Zimbabwe (formerly Ex-pats Zimbabwe)
      • Lived in the Netherlands (formerly Ex-pats the Netherlands)
      • Lived in the UK (formerly Ex-pats the UK)
      • Lived in the United States (formerly Ex-pats the United States)
      • Lives abroad
    • Mobile Device Users
      • All Mobile Devices by Brand
        • Amazon
          • Owns: Kindle Fire
        • Apple
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPad 1
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPad 2
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPad 3
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 4
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 4s
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 5
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 5C
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 5S
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 8
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone 8 Plus
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone X
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone XR
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone XS
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPhone XS Max
          • Facebook access (mobile): iPod Touch
          • Owns: iPad 4
          • Owns: iPad Air
          • Owns: iPad Air 2
          • Owns: iPad Mini 1
          • Owns: iPad Mini 2
          • Owns: iPad Mini 3
          • Owns: iPhone 6
          • Owns: iPhone 6 Plus
          • Owns: iPhone 6S
          • Owns: iPhone 6S Plus
          • Owns: iPhone 7
          • Owns: iPhone 7 Plus
          • Owns: iPhone SE
        • BlackBerry
          • Curve 9220
        • Facebook access (mobile): HTC Android mobile devices
        • Facebook access (mobile): Motorola Android mobile devices
        • Facebook access (mobile): Samsung Android mobile devices
        • Facebook access (mobile): Sony Android mobile devices
        • Facebook access (mobile): LG Android mobile devices
        • Google
          • Owns: Google Pixel
          • Owns: Nexus 5
        • HTC
          • Owns: HTC One
        • LG
          • Owns: LG G2 devices
          • Owns: LG G3
          • Owns: LG V10
        • Owns: Alcatel
        • Owns: Cherry Mobile
        • Owns: Gionee
        • Owns: Huawei
        • Owns: Karbonn
        • Owns: Micromax
        • Owns: Oppo
        • Owns: Tecno
        • Owns: VIVO devices
        • Owns: Xiaomi
        • Owns: ZTE
        • Samsung
          • Galaxy Note II
          • Galaxy Tab
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Grand
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Grand 2
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Note 3
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Note 4
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Note 5
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Note 7
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Note 8
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S 4 Mini
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S III Mini
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S4
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S5
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S6
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S7
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S7 Edge
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S8
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S8+
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S9
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy S9+
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Tab 2
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Tab 3
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Tab 4
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Tab Pro
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Tab S
          • Owns: Owns: Galaxy Y devices
        • Sony
          • Owns: Xperia M
          • Owns: Xperia SL
          • Owns: Xperia Z
          • Owns: Xperia Z Ultra
          • Owns: Xperia Z3
          • Xperia T
      • All Mobile Devices by Operating System
        • Facebook access (mobile): Android devices
        • Facebook access (mobile): Apple (iOS) devices
        • Facebook access (mobile): Windows phones
      • Android: 360 degree media not supported
      • Android: 360 degree media supported
      • Facebook access (mobile): all mobile devices
      • Facebook access (mobile): feature phones
      • Facebook access (mobile): smartphones and tablets
      • Facebook access (mobile): tablets
      • Network Connection
        • Facebook access (network type): 2G
        • Facebook access (network type): 3G
        • Facebook access (network type): 4G
        • Facebook access (network type): Wi-Fi
      • New smartphone and tablet users
      • Owns: OnePlus
    • Mobile device user/ device use time
      • Uses a mobile device (1-3 months)
      • Uses a mobile device (10-12 months)
      • Uses a mobile device (13-18 months)
      • Uses a mobile device (19-24 months)
      • Uses a mobile device (25 months +)
      • Uses a mobile device (4-6 months)
      • Uses a mobile device (7-9 months)
      • Uses a mobile device (less than 1 month)
    • More categories
      • Interested in upcoming events
      • Marketing API developers (last 90 days)
    • Multicultural affinity
      • African American (US)
      • Asian-American (US)
      • Hispanic (US – All)
      • Hispanic (US – Bilingual)
      • Hispanic (US – English dominant)
      • Hispanic (US – Spanish dominant)
    • Politics (US)
      • Likely engagement with US political content (conservative)
      • Likely engagement with US political content (liberal)
      • Likely engagement with US political content (moderate)
    • Purchase behaviour
      • Engaged shoppers
    • Ramadan (Month)
      • Close friends of people engaged with Ramadan content
      • Ramadan month (high content engagement)
      • Ramadan month (medium content engagement)
    • Soccer
      • Football fans (high content engagement)
      • Football fans (moderate content engagement)
      • Friends of Football fans
    • Travel
      • Commuters
      • Frequent international travellers
      • Frequent travellers
      • Returned from travelling one week ago
      • Returned from travelling two weeks ago