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Turn off the ability to interact with apps and websites on Facebook

ability to interact with apps and games on Facebook

When you log into apps, websites, and games with Facebook they can request info about you on Facebook including your name, profile picture, and other public information. Information collected by apps and websites from Facebook is used to personalize your experience and connect you with friends. For example, when you sign into a game with Facebook, the information you provide can be used to show your avatar and send your friends invitations.

Turning off the ability to interact with apps, websites and games on Facebook will stop apps and websites from making additional requests for your private information; However, previously removed apps and websites may still have access to information they obtained.

If the setting to interact with apps and websites on Facebook is turned off:

  • You will not be able to sign into apps or websites using your Facebook account.
  • Apps and websites you previously signed into with Facebook may delete your accounts and activity.
  • You may not be able to play some games on Facebook and your data may be deleted.
  • Your posts, photos, and videos on Facebook that apps and websites published may be deleted.
  • You won’t be able to share content from apps and websites on Facebook using social plugins such as Share and Like buttons.


  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, Websites and games section, click the Edit button.
  4. Click the Turn Off button.


  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 the Turn Off button.

Did you know that you can also turn off interest-based ads and delete information apps have about you from 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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