Which Apps Gather Your Gmail and Facebook Data, and How To Disconnect Them?

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If you’ve been using Gmail or Facebook for a while, chances are good you’ve purposely or inadvertently granted at least a few apps permission to connect to those accounts, “Login with Facebook” or “Login with Gmail”, and if that’s true, you’ve also granted them permission to gather certain data from you. Here’s how to find out which apps gather your Gmail and Facebook data, and how to disconnect them.

 

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How To See Which Apps Are Connected To Your Gmail & Disconnect Them

1. Go to the Google Security Page for your account.

2. Click the link for Connected apps and sites (it’s in the left-hand sidebar, as of this writing). All apps and services you’ve granted permission to link to or access your account will be shown.

3. Click on each app to see what permissions it has, and if desired, to disconnect it.

 

How To See Which Apps Are Connected To Your Facebook Account & Disconnect Them
These instructions are for the online website that’s accessed in a browser, not the mobile app.

1. Login to your Facebook account and click or tap the globe icon to open the drop down menu, then click or tap the Settings link.

Facebook Settings

2. On the Settings page, click or tap the Apps link to view all apps you’ve granted permissions. Mouse over each app in turn to reveal the pencil icon. Click or tap it to edit settings for the app, or to delete the app from your Facebook account altogether.

Facebook App Settings

 

Note that these instructions are accurate as of this writing, on 5/2/17, but Google and Facebook features, pages and menus are subject to change at any time in the future.

 

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