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How to Uninstall Facebook Apps

Updated on July 2, 2010

There are quite a number of applications on Facebook. Some of the most famous include Farmville, Fishville, and Mafia Wars. These, and other, applications can be entertaining and sometimes useful. However, not many people realize how many applications they actually have installed on their Facebook profiles. Every time that you use an application, it is "installed" to your profile. When you are finished using it, you should uninstall it, just like you would remove a program on your computer. Uninstalling is important because for as long as the application is installed, it has access to all of your personal data, as well as the personal data of your friends (I wrote an article about that here). So removing an application when you are finished using it is a good idea.

To begin, log in to Facebook and then click "Account" > "Application Settings" in the menu at the top right. You will be presented with a page listing applications that you have used in the past or currently. You may be surprised at how many there are.

To uninstall an app that you no longer use, click the "X" to the right of it and then click "remove."

The next step to removing a Facebook application, or uninstalling a Facebook app, is to click the drop down menu at the top right and choosing "Authorized." A lot more applications will appear. Remove them as necessary.

That's all there is to removing an unwanted Facebook application. It's quite simple to uninstall them, but not something that people typically do. It is something that you should make a habit of doing though, so that your privacy isn't reduced.

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      Jenny Calender 6 years ago

      Wow, thanks! SOunds simple, but I simply could NOT figure this out :) DOne!