Facebook Privacy: Stop Apps From Posting On Your Behalf

Without thinking about it, a lot of times we allow Facebook apps to have a lot of control over our information, including posting for us. Here’s how to stop it.

One thing that’s certain about Facebook – there are plenty of spammy notifications cluttering up your notifications. But often, when you install an app or join an online service, they automatically link to Facebook. This can be a convenience but often is just an annoyance.

For example, do you really care what you’re friends are currently listening to on Spotify? Or do you really want to broadcast to everyone what you’re listening to? What if it’s Justin Bieber. Embarrassing!

Here’s how to stop apps from broadcasting without your permission.

Stop Facebook Apps Posting for You

First, sign in to Facebook, click the gear icon in the upper left corner, and select Settings.

Facebook Settings

Then from the list on the left select Apps.

App Settings

That will open the App Settings page. Now go through the list and find an offending app and click Edit. Note that you might not see it on the list that’s displaying. If that’s the case, click the Show All Apps link.

list of apps

Then in the details of what the app can do and has access to click the Remove icon next to Post On Your Behalf.

post on behalf

Follow the same steps for the apps you don’t want posting your activity. No one needs to know what videos or songs you’re listening to. Plus you’ll be doing your friends a favor by not broadcasting as much to their notifications.

Of course, if you’re just sick of fighting Facebook on the privacy front, then you can permanently delete your account.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Mohamed

    July 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    how to delete all posts that were posted on my behalf please.

    I have this annoying app, onedate. help me remove it and delete all posts on my timeline please

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