Facebook, undoubtedly, helps us to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives. But do you know, while you are using Facebook, you are giving many companies a lot of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another. Do you want to know who the companies are and want to block them?
Most people forget that when they download or sign up for an app or website using their Facebook login, they’re giving those companies a direct look into their Facebook profiles and some of their personal data. That can often include your email addresses, phone numbers, even your current location. However, if you want to know which companies can peep into your Facebook account, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Click on the Facebook’s Settings button > Settings.
Step 2: Click on Apps.
Step 3: A Facebook Apps setting page will appear on the screen. Now click on the “Show All Apps” and you will see a list of all the apps that you use. Therefore, you get to know which app makers have the ability to peep into your Facebook account.
Step 4: For each app, there is an “Edit” function at the right side on that page (above image). By clicking any of the Edit function, you will be able to know what the app needs to provide you its service. If the app needs your basic info, that means it can view more info of you including your friends and your profile picture! But you can control this information by clicking on the “x” symbol (beside Edit) to delete the app’s access to your Facebook account. If you want the app not to peep into your account, then simply remove the app.
It’s better you check which apps you want to peep into your Facebook account. It’s a bit time-consuming, but you can protect yourself from giving people or the app maker free data.