I don’t want to go into the discussion about the annoyances around the new “Social Music Network” Ping that was introduced by Apple with iTunes 10.
After installing iTunes 10 many users have, maybe not with full intend, switched Ping on. Since I have received a number of questions on how to opt out of Ping, or completely disable Ping, I thought I’ll take some screen-shots for this little step-by-step how-to guide.
There you go:
1.) In iTunes, select “View My Account …” in the “Store” menu:
2.) Your account information is now displayed in the main iTunes window. In the “Ping” section select “Turn Off”:
3.) In the confirmation dialog select “Turn Off”:
4.) Your account information should now display that Ping has been disabled and is turned off:
That should be all you need to do to turn off Ping.
Hope this was helpful!