In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica breach, Facebook is taking a number of steps to make sure it dispels any further privacy concerns associated with the platform.
Its latest move is to help users make sure that they are not within firing range of third-party apps. While, previously, users had to handpick each third-party app they wanted to get rid off individually, a new option will allow them to remove unwanted apps in bulk.
How to Remove 3rd Party Apps
The feature can be accessed by clicking on the Apps section at the left side of the Facebook page. From there, users can pick and choose what apps they want to delete and select Remove.
The move will be appreciated by users who had integrated their Facebook account with hundreds of third-party developers.
It follows Facebook’s promise of restricting user data access for third-party developers and data partners. When signing into an app from Facebook, developers will only be able to get users’ name, email address, and profile photo. Further information will require permissions from Facebook, though, exactly how they’ll get these permissions is not clear.
Not The First
This will help users protect themselves from being exploited by apps they no longer use. This is yet another measure taken in the aftermath of Cambridge Analytica. Previously, Facebook removed apps that haven’t been used in over three months.
The data breach had originally come as a shock since Facebook knew about it since 2015, though, as it turns out, it may not be have been an isolated incident, after all, this data was being used by marketers for years before one was caught out.