You may already be aware of the fact that you're giving third-party apps and services access to some or all of your data when you use Facebook to sign up for them, but did you know your friends are also giving third-party apps and services access to some of your data when they sign up for them? Yep! Here's how Facebook describes this feature:
If you're not interested in making your friends' app experiences "better and more social," you can opt out of this data-sharing feature.
How to stop your friends' Facebook apps from collecting your data
- Launch Facebook from your Home screen.
- Tap on the Menu icon at the bottom right.
- Tap on Settings & Privacy at the bottom.
- Tap on Account Settings.
- Tap on Apps near the bottom.
- Tap on Apps others use.
- Tap on each item in the list until all of them are unchecked.
This will keep apps and services your friends are using from gaining access to your Facebook data. If you'd like to take things a step further, check out our other guides for protecting your data and privacy on Facebook:
If you have any other questions about Facebook and protecting your data and privacy, be sure to leave a comment!
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Can you do one for people who don't have a Facebook? They still share my data because my "genius" friends shared the contact list with them. Where can I opt out? Oh, this is superficial and it's better to just delete your Facebook? Makes sense.
That settings page has done literally nothing since 2014, as per Facebook. It's completely vestigial.
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