Sunday, April 3, 2011

How To Ban an App in Facebook


I see lot of people booby-trapped by the so called Facebook apps. These apps post unwanted things on their wall, tag their friends and even post on their friends' walls. Sometimes, they seem to be funny, but many times they become irritating and even offensive. So I am writing this post to show my friends, how to remove the app from your account.

Here are the steps:

1.Go to “Account” (top right) and click on “Privacy Settings” (4th from top). The Privacy Settings page will be loaded
2.Now, at the bottom left of the page, you will find a link “Edit your settings for using apps, games and websites.” Click on it
3.On the next page, click on the “Edit Settings” button at the right end of “Apps you use”
4.On the next page, you can remove the rouge apps by clicking the “x” at the right corner
5.On the page mentioned in step 3, you can also edit settings about what information your friends' apps can sniff from your profile.

A Request Facebook:

Dear Facebook, why can't you provide the option to remove apps from the homepage itself? i.e. using the links at left panel? It will be much easier for ordinary people to remove the apps that they need no more.

A Request to Users:

Facebook is not a play-tool. If you are not aware of privacy and other things, then don't use it. If you still use it, then it is up to you to take care of yourself in the “virtual life”.

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