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Do you know what apps have access to your Facebook info? You might want to check

The company has revamped its app settings page, allowing users to see what apps they’re signed in to with Facebook and what info they have access to.

IF YOU USE Facebook to log into most apps and services, you may want to pay a visit to the site’s apps setting page.

Chances are if you haven’t already visited this page before, you will be surprised at how many apps already have access to your account info.

Before today, this page was just a long list, which made it a chore to remove or check apps, but now the page has been revamped, making it a little easier to check permissions and remove unwanted apps.

As well as giving you an overview of all the apps you’ve signed in to, clicking on any of them will show you all the info the app has permission to access.

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At the very least, you will just use this to get rid of apps you don’t use, or restrict access to certain elements like posting on your activity feed on your behalf.

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It’s very easy to forget about the majority of apps you’ve signed into months ago and stopped using, but still have access to your profile info.

Also, it will remind you that even when you’ve deleted apps, many of them will still have access to profile info so it’s best to review it when you have some free time (and check the rest of your security settings while you’re at it).

(Facebook app settings)

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