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How to Stop Unwanted Posts by Facebook Apps
Lately my Facebook account seems to be running on autopilot. I'll log onto Facebook after not being on for a week or so to find that my account has been sending birthday cards, rating photos, and doing countless other actions without my knowledge. Although Facebook applications do ask permission to do this when you first use them, they don't alert you each time they're posting or making an action as you. There are other apps communicating on my behalf that I don't ever remember using. Some people don't mind this, but I'd like to know what "I'm" doing on Facebook. I just cleaned house of my Facebook apps and thought I'd share how to do it.
I'll show you step-by-step how to easily stop unwanted postings by removing the associated application.
1. Click on the down arrow (or gear symbol) in the upper right hand corner, to the right of "Home", of your Facebook page.
2. Click "Account Settings" in the drop-down box.
3. From the list on the upper right corner of the page, select "Apps".
4. Locate the offending application in the list and click "edit" to the right of it.
5. Click "Remove App". NOTE: If you don't want to completely remove the application, but just want to limit who will see its posts, some apps allow you to customize them. To do this, look for "Posts on my behalf:" and choose the posting option you want from the drop-down box.
How do you feel about Facebook apps posting as you?
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