How to Stop Facebook Apps from Using Your Data

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Here are the tips and tricks you can use to stop Facebook apps from using your data. You need to do more than logging out of Facebook apps to stop them from accessing your data. Whenever you authorise a third-party app to connect to your Facebook account you’re allowing it access to your personal data.

In this article, we will be looking at how to remove that authorisation and secure your account. We all saw what happened when Cambridge Analytica misused people’s data and you don’t want your data leaking out. You also have to know that deleting the app permissions does not stop them from holding the data they already hold on you. You’ll have to contact the developer direct for more information on that.

However, you might not want to go through that stress. So it’s better not to click the “allow apps to have access to your profile” button”. But if you already did, let’s learn how to stop Facebook apps from using your data.

How To disable Facebook Apps

There are two ways to remove your authorisation and disallowing third-party apps from accessing your data.

• Log in to your Facebook account in a browser

• Tap the question mark icon at the top right of the window and choose “Privacy Check-up”

• Tap Next

• Then examine the list of apps that have access to your profile

• Tap on any apps you want to de-authorise and remove them

• Click Finish and that’s it.

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How to Stop Facebook Apps from Using Your Data

Alternatively, you can follow the second steps below.

• Log into your Facebook account in a browser.

• Click on the down triangle at the top right of the window and choose Settings.

• Select Apps from the menu to the left.

• At the top of the page, you’ll see a list of apps you’re logged into via Facebook.

• Hover over any of these and tap the X to delete or just go ahead and delete them all.

How To Stop your friends from sharing your data on Facebook

Sometimes your friends also contribute in sharing your data to third-party apps when they approve an app.

• Log into your Facebook account in a browser

• Tap the down triangle at the top right of the window

• Select Settings

• Select Apps from the menu to the left.

• Select “Edit” under ‘Apps others use’.

• Deselect any boxes for the information you don’t want to be shared via your friends’ accounts

• Click Save

Conclusion

This is how to stop Facebook apps from using your data and stay safe. These third-party apps can store your data and use it for malicious things and you don’t want that.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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