Many of you would be surprised to know that even your friends give third-party apps and services access to your personal data when they sign up for them using Facebook! Wondering what sort of data they use even without your permission? Well, they have the unhindered access to your bio, birthday, family and relationships, religious and political views, if you are online and more. Feel shocked after discovering this truth? Follow this quick guide to stop your friends’ Facebook apps from collecting your data.
The process is more or less same for iOS, Android, and computer. Hence, you can use any of these devices to prevent the third-party apps from abusing your personal data.
How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on iPhone, Android, and Computer
How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Open Facebook on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap on Menu button at the bottom right corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on Settings and select Account Settings.
Step #4. Next, tap on Apps.
Step #5. Up next, you have to tap on the Apps others use.
On the next screen, you can see what sort of data the apps have accessed. You need to tap on each item in the list to uncheck it.
That’s done! From now onwards, the apps and services your friends are using will no longer have the access to your Facebook data.
How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on Android
Step #1. Launch Facebook on your Android device and tap on the menu at the top right corner.
Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Account Settings →Tap on Apps.
Step #3. Next, tap on Apps others use and then tap on each item to uncheck them.
How to Stop Your Friends’ Facebook Apps From Collecting Your Data on Computer
Step #1. Open any web browser and head over to Facebook.com
Step #2. Now, click on the menu button at the top right corner and select Settings.
Step #3. Next, Click on Apps.
Step #4. Next up, Go to Apps others use section and click on Edit.
Now Uncheck the items you don’t want to share with your friends and then click on Save.
That’s pretty much it!
Offer more privacy to your personal info
It’s high time you offered more security to your private data. You can customize your privacy settings to keep your personal info shielded. There is also an option to completely stop third-party apps from abusing your data.
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