Freebies and coupons available through Facebook are increasingly popular ways of promoting products. But they often require that you â€œallowâ€ an application in order to access the form for the free sample request or coupon. So I want to show you how to remove that access, and why itâ€™s usually safe to grant access in the first place.
Each application is slightly different, but you will see what type of access you are granting before you grant it. Personally I donâ€™t have a problem with granting access to applications from brands and companies Iâ€™m familiar with because my Privacy Settings still apply andÂ most applications never access any of my informationÂ (see below for an example of this). Iâ€™ve found that the applications that actually accessed my basic information were mostly sweepstakes entries on Facebook. I donâ€™t recommend granting access to any and every application because some could be spammy (and thereâ€™s a way to report that to Facebook). I like toÂ delete applications on a regular basis (about once a month)Â so that the access Iâ€™ve granted is only temporary.
Step 1:Â Go to yourÂ Facebook Account PageÂ (look at the menu at the top right side)
Step 2:Â Click onÂ Privacy SettingsÂ from the pull-down menu
Step 3:Â Look at the bottom left to click onÂ Edit Your SettingsÂ under â€œAppsâ€
Step 4: Once you clicked on Apps you will see a list of all the apps you granted access to.
Step 5: Click edit next to the applicationÂ to see what permissionsÂ you`veÂ granted it, and see when the last data access was
Step 6:Â SelectÂ Remove appÂ to delete it (or just click the â€œXâ€ in your list of applications)