We might come across a situation when we open an app for the first time and choose the option to open with Facebook instead of going through the process of creating an account. It might be a common practice and will not bother to think much instead of accessing the app and letting it use it.
But all third-party apps are not reliable and worthwhile. So there must be some way to identify such Facebook apps to remove them from an account and further secure it from unethical users. Because, according to Facebook, each app that we may log in to gain access to our user name, password, contact list, photos, gender, any other public information that we want to share, and much more.
How to check which websites and apps can access our Facebook Data:
There are easy ways to check which that you have given access to your Facebook data. We have two ways to work out such options:
By Using a Computer:
If you want to know the third-party apps that can access your personal pictures. Just follow the steps:
- On your Facebook Profile page, open the top right corner, and tap the drop-down menu to access Settings & Privacy.
- In the window, tap Settings. On this page, you can also have more settings related to your profile page.
- On the left side of the page, scroll down and click on Apps and Websites, soon a list of all active and expired apps will appear. You can view and Edit settings or either Remove them to be safe from such unnecessary Facebook third-party apps.
On Android Smartphone:
Since most of the conversation is usually done on smartphones, so it is necessary to go through the account to see the outdated and unnecessary Facebook apps to secure your Facebook data. Just go through the steps described below:
- In the Facebook app, tap three left bars at the lower right corner of the mobile screen.
- Scroll down and tap Settings and Privacy and then Settings.
- Under Security, Tap Apps, and websites.
- Tap each app and website that you may want to delete or update as per your preference.
In this way, you have a choice as to whether you want to allow third-party apps to access Facebook data from your laptop and computer.