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How to Revoke Facebook Apps from accessing your data

Published on March 23rd, 2018 by Duncan McClean.

If you have been keeping up to date in technology news, you would have heard that Facebook are in a sticky situation where basically Cambridge Analytica created a Facebook app that could get access to lots of your personal information(basically everything). This has raised lots of issues around privacy and actually how much data is Facebook giving out to third parties?

Statement from Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook has issued the following statement:


Some people are advising people to completely delete their Facebook accounts. Even Elon Musk has removed the Facebook accounts for his business ventures, Tesla and SpaceX.

However, if you don't want to delete your facebook account, the least you can do is to revoke access to old apps that you no longer use.

This tutorial will show you how to do exactly that, revoke access to old apps to your Facebook account.

Revoking access

The first thing you will want to do is to log in to your Facebook account, preferably on a desktop computer. After you are logged in, head to your account settings area. 

You can do thing by clicking on the blue arrow at the top right of the webpage.

How to Revoke Facebook Apps from accessing your data

At the left of the screen, you should be able to see a list, click on the 'Apps' item in that list.

You should now see a list of the apps that you have connected to your Facebook account. These could be apps for quizzes, other internet services or apps on your mobile phone.

As you can see, I don't have very many apps attached to my account.

How to Revoke Facebook Apps from accessing your data

To revoke an app, simply hover over it and click the little X button. That app will no longer have access to your details stored on your Facebook account.

Note that you will have to continue this step for every app you wish to remove.