While Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world with nearly 3 billion users worldwide, it is also one of the most vulnerable platforms that have faced many cyber attacks over the years.
In these attacks, various sensitive information of millions of users has possibly fallen into the wrong hands but that is not the worse.
You see, Facebook has a login service, dubbed Facebook Login, that allows users to use their Facebook accounts to log into third-party apps like Spotify, Kickstarter, and many other web platforms on the internet.
The primary purpose of the service is to simplify the sign-up process for web applications and platforms and connect Facebook profiles to these apps for easy logins.
Hence, if your Facebook profile gets compromised, there is a high chance that the attackers could access your data that is stored in these third-party apps, using your Facebook ID.
So, if you are someone who is willing to find which apps or web platforms are using your Facebook ID for logins, you have come to the right place.
In this article, I am going to tell you how you can remove mobile apps and web platforms that are connected to your Facebook profile.
How to Manage Apps/ Web Platforms Connected to Facebook?
Now, below you can find the easiest way to remove mobile and web applications that are connected to your Facebook account.
However, we move on to it, you should know that although you can use the “Login with Facebook” feature for various mobile apps out there, you cannot remove them from your Facebook profile using your mobile device.
For that, you must log into your Facebook account using a web browser on a PC or laptop. Hence, before moving on to the following section, make sure you have a PC or laptop connected to an active internet network either via Wi-Fi or via the physical Ethernet port.
With that out of the way, let’s see how you can remove the apps and platforms that are connected to your Facebook account from right within your Facebook profile.
How To Remove Connected Apps from Your Facebook Account
So now that you have got a Windows or a Mac computer connected to an active internet network, follow the steps right below to see which apps are connected to your Facebook profile and remove them from the list.
Step 1. Open your desired web browser and go to your Facebook profile.
Step 2. Click the profile picture on the top right to open the drop-down menu.
Step 3. Click the Settings and privacy option.
Step 4. Click Settings.
Step 5. On the following page, select the Security and login tab from the left pane
Step 6. Now, click the Apps and websites tab on the left nav bar.
Step 7. Here, you will find all the apps that are currently using your Facebook ID for logins.
Step 8. Click the Remove button beside an app or platform that you want to remove to disable it from using your Facebook ID.
Step 9. Confirm your action on the following prompt.
Step 10. Hit the Done button after the app is removed.
Step 11. You can find the removed app(s) under the Removed tab on this page.
So this way, you can easily remove the apps and web platforms in which you have used Login with Facebook on your mobile device.
However, do keep in mind that removing an app that is actively using your Facebook ID as your primary profile might delete your profile from that app.
Nonetheless, you can again use your Facebook ID to log into them on your iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac devices anytime you want. Wondering how to do that? Check out the steps below.
How To Connect Apps to Your Facebook Account
Connecting a previously removed app on Facebook is pretty easy, considering you have access to that app on your mobile device or your PC/ laptop. So, if I want to reconnect Spotify to my Facebook ID, I’d follow the steps right below.
Step 1. Open the app that you want to connect to your Facebook account on a device of your choice. In my case, I have opened the Spotify app on my iOS device from the App Library.
Step 2. On the login page, tap the Continue with Facebook button.
Step 3. On the following prompt, tap the Continue button to be redirected to the Facebook login page.
Step 4. If you are already logged into Facebook on your device, it will straight away ask you to confirm your action.
Step 5. After your confirmation, you will be logged into the app with your Facebook ID and the app that was previously removed will again be added to the Apps and Websites lists of your Facebook account.
Step 6. You will also receive a notification informing you about the login in your Facebook notifications tab.
So this way, you can easily reconnect the mobile and web applications that were previously removed from your Facebook profile.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) How can I see which apps and websites are logged in with Facebook?
To see the apps and websites that are using your Facebook ID, go to the Security and login settings of your Facebook profile and click the Apps and Websites tab to check out the list of apps and platforms that are using your Facebook ID.
2) How to disable apps from using my Facebook account?
If you want to disable Login with Facebook for an app or a web platform, you can go to the Apps and Websites section under the Security and login settings of your Facebook profile and easily remove the apps from the list.
3) How can I reconnect an app to my Facebook account?
To reconnect a previously removed app on your Facebook profile, open the app on your mobile device or PC/ laptop and use the Login with Facebook option to log back into the app.
4) How to stop apps connected to my Facebook account from sending me notifications?
On the Apps and Websites settings page, select the app for which you want to stop notifications and click the View and edit button. In the pop-up window, set the “Can this app send you notification” option to No.
5) How can I see the apps that were previously connected to my Facebook account?
On the Apps and Websites page, click the “Removed” tab above the listed apps and web platforms to see which apps were previously connected to your Facebook account but now have been removed.
6) Can I remove apps and websites connected to my Facebook account from my mobile device?
Unfortunately, you cannot manage the apps and websites that are connected to your Facebook account via the Facebook mobile app. You must log in to your Facebook profile via a web browser on a PC or laptop to see the app list.
So, this was all about removing mobile and web applications that are connected to your Facebook account and adding them back if need be.
I hope this article helped you discover the fishy apps and websites that were using your Facebook details without you knowing about them. And if it did, do let us know about it in the comments. As always, I will see you at the next guide or explainer right here on Tecvalue.