How to Remove Unwanted Facebook Applications

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This is a post from Pocket Your Dollars’ reader Amber who graciously provided the screenshot and a step-by-step process of how to remove unwanted applications from Facebook. Thanks, Amber!

Whether you are a newbie or seasoned couponer, we have all come across (or will stumble upon) coupons and special offers on Facebook. Unfortunately, we are often required to install applications which grant companies limited access to our accounts in order to get them – a reason many of us may turn down these coupons and special offers.

Of course the thought of creating a separate account for this reason probably crossed many of your minds (as it did mine); however, per Facebook rules, only one account is allowed per person. So, I guess we will have to continue to reluctantly click the “I Agree” button and let the applications install.

But (and yes, there is a but) we can easily remove these unwanted applications by following these steps:

  1. Click “Account” in the upper right corner of your Facebook homepage (see screenshot above)
  2. Click on “Application Settings”
  3. You will see a list of applications you have installed on your account
  4. Click on the X for the ones you no longer want on your account and they are gone!

Side note: Of course, if you’re not already a “liker” of our Pocket Your Dollars page, why not meet up with us on Facebook today?!

Your turn: Are you more likely to take advantage of Facebook coupons or special offers now that you know the applications can easily be removed?

About Laura Wales

I'm a former English teacher turned avid deal shopper. Learning how to shop the sales and use coupons has given me the ability to work from home while caring for my three young children. Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. when you do this, you may need to go one step further…go to account, application settings, then use the dropdown option on the right to choose 'granted additional permissions.' just pulling up the apps page will show the ones recently used and not necessarily pages that you have granted permissions to. some of them aren't considered 'apps,' but pulling up additional permissions should show everything. it's a good idea to do this periodically to weed out things you aren't using or look unfamiliar for your privacy. you may also want to use the dropdown menu to peek at the 'granted additional permissions' page as well.

  2. I actually have two f/b accounts. One is used exclusively for couponing. I used a different email address (AOL, for example, lets you create at least 7 email accounts) and then registered with a fictitious name (although I could have used the same name as there are thousands of people who share the same name). I never read those long drawn-out registration agreements so I never knew the difference.

  3. New info on how to do this:

    How do I remove or delete an application from my account?

    You can remove an application you have allowed from the Applications Y…

    You can remove an application you have allowed from the Applications You Use page. To get to that page, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the Privacy Settings page from the "Account" drop-down menu located at the top of any page on Facebook.

    2. Click the "Edit your settings" link under the Applications and Websites section towards the bottom of the page.

    3. Click on the application you'd like to remove. If you don’t see the application listed, you can find it by clicking the Edit Settings button towards the top right-hand side of the page.

    4. You’ll then see an expanded view of your settings for that application. From here, you can click the "Remove application" link. Once you confirm you’d like to remove the application, it will no longer have access to your data and be removed from your profile, bookmarks, and your Applications and Games Dashboards.

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