How to Manage and Remove Apps Connected to Your Online Accounts
                                           

Apps are great tools for doing something when you’re connected to the Internet. Apps can be both on your mobile phone and on your computer. There are apps that can be connected to your online accounts like your Google account, Facebook account, and more.

These applications also called third-party applications (or approved apps), help you get information, perform an action, play a game, and a variety of ways. Sometimes, the need for these apps stops, but you still have permission and access to your account, and here’s the need for this article.

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In this guide, you’ll understand what these apps are, how to manage them, how to remove them, and how they were even allowed to be logged in to your accounts.

 

What are approved third-party apps?

These various apps are that connect to your Google account, Facebook or another account to show you information, pull data from your account, allow you to play any game and more. Once you start using such apps, they request access to your account data.

These apps are also known as the third party that they are not operated by the account, the program or the main application or part of it. That is, any app that is not part of your Google account and is powered by a software developer that is not Google, is a third-party app.

Example of what is not a 3rd party app:

Email: Your Gmail account connected to your Google Account – is not a third-party app – because it’s part of your account and is operated by Google.

Example of what is a 3rd party app:

E-mail software: The MailChimp account that is connected to your Google account is a third-party application – because it is not part of your account and is operated by MailChimp.

 

How do third-party applications have access to your account?

Once we’ve figured out what apps are, it’s time to understand why and how they have access to your account. In short answer: Because you have approved it. And if we expand a little, did happen to you that you want to sign up for a service and it has several options: “Sign up with your Google Account”, “Sign up via Facebook”, “Sign up via email” and more?

If so, then every time you click on “Sign up with Google or Facebook” or any other account of yours, the service takes you to your account and asks for access, and of course, then you will get information for which parts of your account he is requesting access to.

If you do not agree, you will need to choose another way to register, and if there is no other way. Or have to provide access or have to give up the service.

Here are some top reasons why these apps may be requesting access to your account:

  • To identify you and make sure there is such an account/email.
  • To access your personal information (we’ll talk later).
  • To protect them and prevent theft or forgery.
  • To allow any action on the app with the information.
  • To allow you to register faster without the need for a password.

 

What details can these apps get?

It all depends on the type of app usage, the simpler the use, the less access to your account may be required. Of course, we will not be able to detail all the details that apps may require because the quantity can be very large. But here are some of the details that apps might ask:

  • Access to your name and family name.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access your age and gender.
  • Access your contacts.
  • Access your photos and files.
  • Access your calendar.
  • And more.

In the continuation of the article, we will detail further details that the implications may have.

 

How do I manage the permissions of applications with account access (and remove them)?

Before we begin to elaborate, please note: Once you remove access to the app, you may lose data or no longer have access to the app. So it is very important to check its use? Was the use stopped or not? Is the data you need to be collected? And more.

Tip: If you’re still using the app, try checking whether you can switch access to your account by signing up or connecting through the email have access to.

To manage or remove access for an app, you have 2 options:

  1. Removing access to your account from within the app itself – Some apps allow you to revoke access to your account, but this is not common and in this case, you should contact developers.
  2. Removing access to your account from within your account – Here we’ll list all the primary accounts you use, check which apps have access, manage them, and remove unnecessary apps.

It is important to note:

Access or authorization to your account can be: information management, presentation of information, editing of information and more. In other words, access is not just a display of your information, but apps can edit and manage them as needed. Sometimes also delete data and files!

When you give full access to your account, the app can view and change all the information in your account (except changing your password, deleting an account, or paying). While installing the app, we strongly recommend that you provide full access only if you trust it.

A read and write access allows the app to advertise for you, read and write for you.

View access allows the app to only view details without editing or management.

 

Manage access and permissions to your Google Account

We started from Google for a simple reason, almost everyone has a Google account, some call it Gmail or other names. Google itself allows many apps to connect to it from a simple connection to some service and through the import and export of Google Drive data, Google Analytics and more.

What permissions can your Google account have?

There are a variety of permissions, here are some:

  • Access your personal information: name, surname, age, gender and country of residence.
  • Access your email address (Gmail).
  • Access your phone number (if applicable).
  • Manage and access your files on Google Drive.
  • Access your Google analytics data.
  • Access your Google Adwords account.
  • Access your blogger (if you use it).
  • Access your account contacts.
  • Your language preferences.
  • Access your Google Plus account (Google+).

How to manage and remove access to apps connected to Google?

To view and manage all apps connected to your account, the first way is to visit the following link: myaccount.google.com/permissions.

The second way to do this is by:

  • Click on the icon (or image) on the top when you are in one of Google services.
  • Click “My Account”.
  • In the “Sign in and Security” section, click “Connected apps and sites”.
  • Click “Manage apps” under “Apps connected to your account.”

Here’s how it should look:

App management page on Google
App management page on Google

Now, once you’re on the app management page on Google, you can see all the apps connected to your account and all the permissions that each of them has, and the date you gave permission to the app.

Select and click the app you want to remove. At this point, you can get a broader breakdown of what kind of access she has and what data. Click “Remove” to remove access to your account.

 

Manage access and permissions to your Facebook account

Facebook is the largest social network in the world, and Facebook allows different applications to access your account. Facebook apps can be different games you can share on your profile, apps for your business pages (must be approved through your private profile) and more.

What permissions can your Facebook account have?

Facebook allows apps to access your public profile data, including:

  • Access your username or user ID.
  • Access to your personal information: name, surname, age, gender, country of residence, education, career, networks, and language.
  • Access your friend’s list on Facebook.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access your phone number (if applicable).
  • Any information you share on your profile.
  • Access your profile photo.
  • Access your business pages.
  • Access groups you participate in.
  • Access your photos, videos, and albums.
  • Access business pages you follow.

How do I manage and remove access to connected apps on Facebook?

To view and manage all the apps connected to your account, the first way is to enter the following link: www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications.

The second way to do this is by:

  • Click the small triangle at the top, for your other notifications and messages.
  • Click “Settings”.
  • From the side menu, select “Apps”.
  • Click “Logged in with Facebook” to see all applications (if there are many).

Here’s how it should be:

App management page on Facebook
App management page on Facebook

Now that you’re on the app management page on Facebook, you can see all the apps connected to your account and the app’s privacy setting. You can already click X to remove the app.

You can also edit and get more information: Select the application you want to remove and click on it. At this point, you can get a broader breakdown of what kind of access she has and what data. Click “Remove app” to remove access to your account.

 

Manage access and permissions to your Twitter account

Twitter is another social network, used mainly to update news and current information. With Twitter, you can also use different apps that can help you. For example a complementary service to analytics reports and more.

What permissions can your Twitter account have?

  • Access your followers and those you follow.
  • Access your username.
  • Profile access – View, add, and edit posts, photos, and videos.
  • Access to send private messages on your behalf.
  • Access to click “Like” on photos.
  • Access to post comments.
  • Access to follow and unfollow users.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access your personal information: user name, account name, location, gender, age, profile picture, and language.
  • Access your phone number (if applicable).
  • Access Analytics data.

How do I manage and remove access to apps on Twitter?

To view and manage all apps connected to your account, the first way is to visit the following link: twitter.com/settings/applications.

The second way to do this is by:

  • When you’re on Twitter: Click on the thumbnail image at the top of the page.
  • Click “Settings and Privacy”.
  • In the side menu, click “Applications”.

Here’s how it should look:

App management page on Twitter
App management page on Twitter

Now, once you’re on the app management page on Twitter, you can see all the apps connected to your account including the key and its website, and you can see what date the certificate was issued. Select the app you want to remove and click “Deny Access”.

 

Manage access and permissions to your Instagram account

Instagram is the world’s largest image-based social network and is a Facebook-owned company. Instagram also makes it possible to use different applications. For example page management service, analytics report management and more.

What permissions can be on your Instagram account?

  • Access your followers and those you follow.
  • Access profile, photos, and videos.
  • Access your username.
  • Access to publish and delete photos.
  • Access to click “Like” on photos.
  • Access to post comments.
  • Access to follow and unfollow users.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access your personal information: user name, account name, location, gender, age, profile picture, and language.
  • Access your phone number (if applicable).
  • Access Analytics data.

How do I manage and remove access to apps connected to an Instagram?

To view and manage all apps connected to your account, the first way is to visit the following link: www.instagram.com/accounts/manage_access/.

The second way to do this is by:

  • When you are on Instagram: Go to your profile page.
  • Click the gear icon.
  • In the window that opens, click on “Authorized Apps”.

Here’s how it should look:

App management page in Instagram
App management page in Instagram

Now, once you’re on the app management page in Instagram, you can see all the apps connected to your account, including more broadly what type of access they have and which data. Select the app you want to remove and click “Revoke Access”.

 

Manage access and permissions to your LinkedIn account

LinkedIn is the world’s largest B2B business network and is owned by Microsoft. LinkedIn, like Facebook allows you to use various applications that connect to your private account. These applications can also be of other LinkedIn songs.

What permissions can your LinkedIn account have?

  • Access your username.
  • Access your followers and those you follow.
  • Access to your personal information: name, surname, age, gender, country of residence, education, career, and language.
  • Access your friend’s list.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access your phone number (if applicable).
  • Any information you share on your profile.
  • Access your profile photo.
  • Access your business pages.
  • Access groups you participate in.
  • Access to corporate and interest pages you follow.

How do I manage and remove access to connected apps on LinkedIn?

To view and manage all the applications connected to your account, the first way is to visit the following link: www.linkedin.com/psettings/third-party-applications.

The second way to do this is by:

  • When you are on LinkedIn: Click “Me” in the top menu.
  • Click “Settings & Privacy”.
  • In the window that opens, click “Partners and Third parties”.
  • And finally “Permitted Services.”

Here’s how it should look:

App management page on LinkedIn
App management page on LinkedIn

Now that you’re on the app management page on LinkedIn, you can see all the apps connected to your account. Select the app you want to remove and click “Remove”.

 

Manage access and permissions to your Microsoft account

We talked about Google and did not mention Microsoft, it’s about your Live / Microsoft account. Like other companies, Microsoft also allows third-party applications to be connected to your account and more.

What permissions can your Microsoft Live account have?

There are a variety of permissions, here are some:

  • Access your personal information: name, surname, age, gender and country of residence.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access your phone number (if applicable).
  • Manage and access your files on Onedrive.
  • Access to your Bing Ads advertising account.
  • Access your account contacts.
  • Your language preferences.

How do I manage and remove access to connected Microsoft applications?

To view and manage all apps connected to your account, the first way is to access the following link: account.live.com/Consent/Manage.

The second way to do this is by:

  • Click your icon (or image) at the top when you are in one of Microsoft’s services.
  • Click “My Account”.
  • In the menu press “Privacy”.
  • On the next page, continue to “Additional privacy settings” and click “Apps and services that can access your data.”

Here’s how it should look:

App management page on Microsoft Live
App management page on Microsoft Live

Now that you’re on the app management page on Microsoft Live, you can see all the apps connected to your account and the date on which you gave permission to the app.

Select and click the app you want to remove. At this point, you can get a broader breakdown of what kind of access she has and what data. Click “Remove” to remove access to your account.

 

Manage access and permissions to your Pinterest account

Pinterest is the world’s largest social networking ideas network. Pinterest, like other social networks, allows you to use various applications that connect to your account.

What permissions can your Pinterest account have?

  • Access your username.
  • Access your followers and those you follow.
  • Access your personal information: name, about, country and language.
  • Access your email address.
  • Access Analytics data.
  • Any information you share on your profile.
  • Access your profile photo.

How do I manage and remove access to apps connected to Pinterest?

To view and manage all applications connected to your account, the first way is to visit the following link: www.pinterest.com/settings/#apps.

The second way to do this is by:

  • When you are on Pinterest: Click on your profile picture in the top menu.
  • Click “Settings”.
  • On the side menu, click “Apps”.

Now, once you’re on the Pinterest application management page, you can see all the apps connected to your account. Select the app you want to remove and click “Remove”.

 

Conclusion

That’s it about apps connected to your accounts on the web. If you have any questions or notices, you can leave a comment below and we will answer to you. If the article helped you, we’d love you to share it with your friends on the social networks and via email.

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