Earlier in the week we showed you how to clean up your Facebook app permissions, and it’s worth doing the same for Twitter. Plenty of apps and services may have their hooks into your Twitter account, and if you no longer use them, it’s time to lose them. Here’s how.
Here’s how to see which apps have permission to access your Twitter account:
- Visit Twitter. Click the profile drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the screen and select “Settings”.
- Click “Apps” in the sidebar on the left side of the screen to view all of the apps that have access to your Twitter account. (Or, alternatively, click here to go right to app permissions.)
- Review the list of apps and what permissions they have (read, write and direct messages access, for example), and click “Revoke Access” for any applications or web services you no longer use.
That’s all there is to it. The process is a bit easier than it is for our Facebook friends but just as important to do since most people don’t think to check their Twitter app permissions with any regularity — and it’s those one-and-done apps that all too often get hacked and take your Twitter account along with them. Cleaning them out is quick and worth the couple of minutes you’ll spend doing it.