At Facebook's f8 conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told developers that Facebook applications would no longer have to dump any data they've collected on you after 24 hours. If you've got apps installed that might have prying eyes, here's how to uninstall them.
Facebook seems to change up its interface and its settings every few months, so if you thought you knew the easy way to remove an application entirely before, you might want to take a quick refresher. Not all Facebook applications are out to mine your personal stats for nefarious gain, but if you've kept an app or two hanging around because you thought there wasn't much exposure, here's how ReadWriteWeb recommends you go about showing them the door:
- Click on "Account" at the top-right of the screen.
- Click "Application Settings"
- Change the "Show" drop-down box to "Authorized". This will show all the applications you've ever given permission to.
- In the resulting list, click the "X" button on the far right next to each app you want to remove to delete it.
- On the pop-up box that appears, click "Remove" then click "OK" on the next box confirming the app was deleted.
Which applications have you removed from your own Facebook account for privacy or access reasons? Tell us why in the comments.
How to Delete Facebook Applications (and Why You Should) [ReadWriteWeb]