In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, many have been apprehensive about what information they’re unwillingly letting the social platform collect from them. Many have accumulated third party apps overtime the required their information, as it connected with Facebook, in order to use, which can also adversely affect their control over their personal information.
But there’s fortunately a way to purge your third-party apps on Facebook. The company has made it easier to remove third-party apps that you previously subscribed to and delete posts that those apps might have published on your behalf.
First go to your Facebook settings, and navigate to the apps tab on the left. Then click on the apps you want to delete and select whether or not you also want to delete the posts the app might have published on your profile.
The feature, which is available on desktop and mobile, is part of an effort to regain consumer trust and increase transparency, in the fallout on the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Before this feature launched, users could only delete apps one-by-one. So, while there isn’t a “select all” option, the new feature makes it a lot easier to clean up which apps have access to your data.