Facebook Introduces Bulk App Removal Tool To Clean Up Your Privacy Settings

Facebook has launched a Bulk app Removal Tool to clean up Your Privacy Settings and apps you added on your Facebook account.

As you know, there are apps embedded on Facebook apps which can be useful and fun to use, but they also have permission to do all sorts of things with your info.

Some of the apps on Facebook include "games", "on this day" "page manager" etc. Most, if not all the gaming apps at one stage in your life becomes useless hence you look for a method to remove it from your Facebook account.

For the apps you use regularly and trust, that’s not a big problem, but if you’ve got a lot of apps that you tried once and then stopped using or forgot about, that could turn into a problem one day.

This update is coming few weeks after Facebook was accused of violating user privacy by data privacy scandal linked with data analytics firm Cambridge analytical (CA). This made some reputable Facebook account owners like Playboy delete their official Facebook page.

Nevertheless, the good news is Facebook now lets you bulk remove third-party apps, and any posts published on behalf of those apps. I believe it will be a relief to many.  

  • Go to the Facebook settings if you are on desktop
  • Click on Apps and you’ll see all the third party apps connected to your Facebook account.

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  • Click on any number of the apps you’d like to disconnect, and use the remove button at the top of the screen to do so
  • You’ll also be given a prompt to delete all posts those apps may have posted to your timeline / profile. Hit the delete button and you are good to go.
For Mobile:
  • Click on the three horizontal lines on the navigation bar at the bottom and scrolling down to settings. From there, head to the Apps section.

Now here is the most interesting part, according to Facebook, any app you haven't used for a period of 3 months will be automatically removed from your account.
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