Stop Facebook Apps From Posting To Your Wall

Many Facebook apps demand the right to post to your wall when you install them, and that often seems a good reason to cancel the installation — who wants to spam their friends with app drivel? However, in most cases you can disable the option to allow wall posts after installation, letting you make use of apps without forcing you to become their mouthpiece.

To make that change, click on the Account button in the top-right corner on Facebook and go to Privacy Settings. In the bottom left corner, there's an area headed Apps and Websites; click on the 'Edit your settings' link.

You'll then see a list of apps you have installed. Click on an app name, and you'll see a list of permissions. One of those settings will be 'Post to my Wall', and there's a Remove button next to it. Click on that, and that app can no longer make posts on your wall.

I didn't find any apps in my own account that didn't let me disable the wall option, but it's possible that some don't. (For those, removing the app entirely might be wise anyway.) However widespread, it's definitely a handy option to make use of to ensure a less cluttered Facebook experience for you and others.


Comments

    The most annoying apps are the ones that spam themselves on your wall as soon as you give them permission to access it. It is over and done with before you know it.

    Or you could just play it safe and never install any apps. If I want "Jewel Blitz", I can whip out a copy of Bejewlled and if I want Farmville or anything like that, there are a million iOS / Android / PC apps for that.

    The quickest adhoc way to do it is to use the context menu on the item on your wall. You can disable people and apps from posting to your wall immediately.

    Now if there were only a way to stop posts from those ghastly *like*.info sites from appearing. I've got teenage relatives who I've had to drop off my wall since they will sit down and click "Like" on every second thing they see on those sites and it floods my wall.

    All posts by apps should be banned by default.

    Topic is kind of pointless, because you need to install the app, before you can change the settings, by which time its already posted.

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