If you’re one of those people who use Facebook to log in to third-party websites because it is quick and easy, then this quick tutorial is for you. With the recent Facebook privacy scandal, you might be rethinking whether the ease of use social log in offers is worth it. With Facebook user data turning up all over the place it could be a good time to get your house in order and limit the accounts you use Facebook to access. You’ve always been able to do this, one account at a time, but fortunately, Facebook has just added the option of controlling your app permissions in bulk.
This new setting makes it easier than ever to check and take control of which apps you log in to using Facebook. All you have to do to access the new setting is go to Settings in the main menu and then click Apps.
Once you click Apps, the new menu will be front and center. Just select the apps you no longer want to access using your Facebook account and click Remove. You’ll be shown a disclaimer from Facebook explaining that removing these accounts may delete your account with the third party app if Facebook has been the only way you’ve ever created an account or accessed the app. If you’re OK with this, you merely confirm by clicking Remove.
There is also a check box, which gives you the ability to delete all posts, photos, and videos that may have been posted to your account by the apps you’re removing.
This new bulk action feature is a welcome addition to Facebook. Until now it has been much easier to link your account to a third party app than it has to remove it.