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Request an app to delete info they have about you from Facebook

How to delete information apps have about you from Facebook

Request an app to delete info they have about you from Facebook

Are you curious about the information apps collect about you from Facebook? When you log into apps and games with Facebook they can request your information including your full name, profile picture, and other information from your Facebook profile. The information collected by apps from Facebook is used to personalize your experience and connect you with friends. For example, when you sign into a game with Facebook your profile picture can be used as your avatar inside the game.

While there is no specific setting to delete information apps have about you from Facebook, they do offer you the ability to contact individual apps for details on how to delete info they have about you.

Previously removed apps may still have access to information they obtained about you but you can still request that they delete your info.

Computer

  1. Sign into your Facebook account, open the drop-down menu, and go to Settings.
  2. Click Apps and Websites in the menu on the left panel.
  3. In the Apps and Websites section of the page, you will see lists of active, expired, and removed apps and websites. Locate the appropriate app and click it.
  4. Click the contact link. You may be taken to the app developer’s websites where you will have to locate the contact form.

Mobile

  1. Open the Facebook app and tap the hamburger icon (3 bar icon or settings icon).
  2. Go to Settings & Privacy and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Apps and Websites in the Security section.
  4. Tap Apps, Websites and Games in the Preferences section.
  5. Tap Logged in with Facebook.
  6. Locate the appropriate app in the active, expired, or removed list, tap it and visit the contact link. You may be taken to the app developer’s websites where you will have to locate the contact form.

Did you know that you can also turn off interest-based ads and turn off the ability to interact with apps and websites on Facebook?


Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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