Clean up your Facebook apps!

When was the last time you saw a “friend” post a link to someone else’s wall (or update their status), and you knew that link wasn’t from them? I’m guessing everyone has seen this at least once. Maybe you were a victim of this Facebook Spam yourself. What can you do to prevent this, and what can you do to stop it if it happens? The answer is actually very simple: delete the app.

If you are having trouble navigating Facebook (which I admit, I had to dig to find the location of the apps page) then just follow these steps:

  1. Click the Account link (at the top right) and click Privacy Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click the “Edit your settings” link under the “Apps and Websites” section.
  3. Click the Remove link (under the Apps You Use section)
  4. Find which app you want to delete (if you don’t know what it is, go to a post it made and look below it. It should say “Posted via [appname]”), hover your mouse over it, and click the little X at the right.
  5. Click Remove in the confirmation box, then click Okay
If you’ve never cleaned up your apps before, now would be a good time. You will be surprised at how many apps are “installed” on your Facebook account. Basically, every time you Allowed something access, you “installed” an app. Also, if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, apps such as Doodle Jump or Fruit Ninja will install an app if you post your high score to Facebook.
  1. #1 by Ryan on May 7, 2011 - 3:37 am

    Nice to see you back Lee.

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