In the aftermath of the Facebook data row, many of you would be concerned about the security of your personal data. To help you offer the essential shield to your private info, we have already made a quick guide on customizing Facebook privacy settings. Now, we want to go a step further and demonstrate how you can completely stop third-party apps from using your Facebook data.

Thanks to “Single Sign-On,” creating accounts for apps and games as well as signing in is dead simple. But did you know that Facebook allows those apps to access tons of your data? The story just doesn’t end here; the social networking app lets those apps access even your friends’ data. It doesn’t matter at all whether or not your friends have downloaded those apps and given their consent!

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How to Stop Third-party Apps From Using Facebook Data

How to Revoke Facebook App Permissions on iPhone, iPad, and Computer

If you think enough is enough and have decided to revoke Facebook app permissions, you can head into the settings of the social app and get those apps out of your way. But if you have hundreds of apps, it will take hell lot of time to clean up the mess. Fortunately, you have the option to entirely disable the platform.

How to Remove Apps on Facebook on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #1. Launch the Facebook app on your iOS device and select Menu tab in the bottom right corner.

Step #2. Now, you have to scroll down to the bottom of the screen and select Settings Account Settings Privacy.

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Tap on Account Settings then Privacy on iPhone or iPad

Note: On your Android device- Open Facebook → tap on the menu button at the top right corner → Account Settings Privacy.

Tap on Account Settings then Privacy on Android Device

Now, all the steps remain same on both, iDevice and Android device.

Step #2. Next, tap on Check a few important settings at the top of the screen and hit Continue.

Tap on Check a few important settings in Facebook on iPhone, iPad, or Android

Step #3. Next, customize Posts security as desired and tap on Next.

Change Privacy for Facebook Posts on iPhone, iPad, or Android Device

Step #4. On the Profile security page, configure the settings perfectly. If you don’t want anyone to your personal info, select Only Me for all the options. In the end, tap on Next at the top right corner.

Step #5. Now, review your Apps. To change an app’s permissions, tap the drop-down and then select your preferred option: “Public,” “Friends,” “Only me.” Choose More to head over to your lists.

If you want to remove an app, tap on the X button. A popup will appear saying something like deleting the app will remove all the activities. Tap on delete app and activity or delete the app to confirm.

Revoke App Access for Facebook from iPhone, iPad, or Android Phone

Step #6. Finally, tap on Done.

How to Revoke App Permissions on Facebook for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Step #1. Open Facebook on your iOS device and select Menu tab in the bottom right corner. Then, you have to scroll down and tap on Settings Account Settings.

Tap on Settings then Account Settings on iPhone or iPad in Facebook

Note: On your Android device, open Facebook → tap on the menu button at the top right corner → Account Settings.

Remaining steps are same on iOS and Android devices.

Step #2. Next, tap on Apps.

Tap on Apps in Facebook on iPhone or iPad

Step #3. Next up, tap on Logged in with Facebook and then select the app you want to remove.

Tap on Logged with Facebook then Tap on App Name.png

Step #4. Tap on Remove app at the bottom → Select the reason.

Revoke Facebook App Access from iPhone, iPad, or Android

Step #5. Tap on appropriate suggestion → Finally, tap on Done.

Stop Apps from Accessing Face on iPhone, iPad, or Android

How to Change App Permissions on Facebook on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to facebook.com

Step #2. Now, Click on the Menu button at the upper right corner and select Settings.

Click on Settings in Facebook on Computer

Step #3. Next, click on the Apps tab.

Click on Apps in Facebook on Web on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Up next, go ahead and edit the permissions for individual apps by clicking on the Edit button right next to each app. Simply place the pointer on an app to reveal the Edit or Remove option.

To edit the permission, select Edit button.

Edit Facebook Apps Permission on Web

Step #5. Configure the options as desired and then click on Save.

Set Privacy Settings for Apps Using Facebook on Web

To remove an app, click on the X button and confirm.

Revoke App Access from Facebook using Web

How to Completely Disable Facebook’s App Platform on iPhone, iPad, and Android

Just in case you don’t want to spend a lot of time revoking apps from accessing your Facebook data, you can altogether disable the platform to get out of the hook a bit easier.

Note: As you need to follow the steps using the web, the process remains the same on iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

Step #1. Launch any web browser and go to facebook.com

Step #2. Now, tap on Menu button in the upper right corner and choose Account Settings.

Tap on Menu Button and Tap on Account Settings in Web in Facebook

Step #3. Next, tap on the Apps.

Step #4. Next up, click on Platform and select Edit.

Tap on Platform in Facebook Web on iPhone or Android

Step #5. Up next, select Turn off Platform button.

Disable Facebook App Platform on iPhone, iPad, and Android

It’s equally easy to disable app platform on the computer.

How to Completely Disable Facebook’s App Platform on Computer

Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to facebook.com on your computer.

Step #2. Now, click on Menu button in the upper right corner and select Settings.

Click on Settings in Facebook on Computer

Step #3. Next, click on Apps tab.

Click on Apps in Facebook on Web on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Find Apps, Websites, and Plugins and then click on Edit.

Edit Apps, Websites and Plug-ins in Facebook on Web

Step #5. In the end, select Disable Platform.

That’s done!

Your turn

To me, the smartest way to keep your personal info secure is to never mention the actual data. Simply give the false info. Of course, you should always provide correct data where it’s very essential but must avoid giving it to every tom, dick and harry! What do you think?

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