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Removing applications from your Twitter and Facebook accounts

Most of the surferz are part of the social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Even you might be a member of either one or both of the popular sociable sites. We have plenty of third-party applications both desktop and web based for twitter and Facebook. Time by time, we grant permission to many third-party applications to access our accounts. Not all of these applications are safe to use. Few of them, may spread Spam messages on your accounts. Let’s see how to fire the untrusted and unnecessary applications.

Let’s start with Twitter,

  • Login to your Twitter account
  • Goto connections settings page Here you can see the third-party applications which are accessing your account.
  • Find the application which you want to remove.
  • Click Revoke Access link which is at the bottom of the application.

Ref: Screenshot: Twitter Revoke Access

Once you revoked access to the third-party applications, it’s a good thing to change your password too. Why I’m saying this because, few of the applications may store your password in their server in an encrypted form. Personally, I don’t like my stuff passing trough their servers. Hope you know, I’ve already mentioned the similar issue here Beware of Opera Mini Web browser. I request you to read the Privacy Policy of that application to make sure whether it has already mentioned about it or not.

Let’s come to Facebook,

Ref: Screenshot: Facebook Application Settings

Now, You can see an expanded view of your settings for that application.

  • Click Remove Application link next to the application you want to delete.

Ref: Screenshot: Facebook application remove

  • Then, confirm by clicking the Remove button on the pop-up box. It will no longer have access to your data and be removed from your profile, bookmarks, and your Applications and Games Dashboards.

Ref: Screenshot: Facebook confirmation

  • Click Okay on the application status message. Now, your removed application no longer listed there.

Ref: Screenshot: Facebook Application Removal status

That’s it. As I told you earlier, If you don’t use a certain application anymore or if you worry about your privacy, removing the third-party application is a wise move. It helps you to avoid access to your profile informations by third parties.

Important : The above screenshots are for tutorial purpose only. I do not mean Gwibber for Linux is an harmful application. I respect open source. :)

Awake, Don’t compromise your account. BTW, Don’t forget to stay in touch with surferzworld on Twitter & Facebook.


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5 Responses to " Removing applications from your Twitter and Facebook accounts "

  1. Very helpful stuff. Sometimes these apps can be a real pain. Simple to add on, but for those unfamiliar with tech, difficult to remove. Good post.

  2. I really appreciate this, because I’m still fairly new to twitter and sometimes it feels like I’m helpless to fight off those who are trying to take advantage of me :(

  3. Great info — I know I’ve had trouble removing things in the past. I will hang onto the post for future reference.

  4. Melody Lamb says:

    Really helpful information and so clearly laid out for us! Thanks so much for sharing it.

  5. June Stoyer says:

    Excellent way to get rid of apps that will try to exploit your google power! Thank you for taking the time to explain this in such great detail.
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