Review Third-party Applications that Have Access to your Twitter Account
Many people use their social networking accounts, such as Twitter, from their computer and other Android devices like tablets or smartphones and for that to be possible, you need certain apps that may or not actually be developed by Twitter. These are called third-party apps. My advice is to always check what has access to your social media and online accounts.
If you haven’t done that in a while, or at all, you’ll be surprised to see the number of apps you’ve given access to your accounts. Like it or not, these apps must rely on access to your Twitter data to work. Of course, you need to authorize them to access it, but you do it once and then, you tend to forget all about it.
And no matter what an app might claim, you should always be cautious before giving third-party applications access to use your account. If you’re not comfortable with granting an application access to use your account, simply choose “No, thanks” and move on. And since we have already established that forgetting is normal, I can only suggest you to review third-party applications that have access to use your account:
How to Revoke App Access on Twitter:
- At first, sign in to your Twitter app;
- You must now click the gear icon on the upper right of your profile;
- Select Settings;
- Then, select Apps from the list in the left pane;
- Now, on the right you’ll see a list of the apps that can access your Twitter account. If you’ve never done this before, then you’ll most likely be surprised of the number of apps you’ve granted access to over the years;
- You should take your time to go through the list and simply click the Revoke Access button;
- It’s OK to change your mind about a certain app. Well, you can choose to Undo Revoke Access, but this will only be an option while you’re on the Apps screen.
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