How to Remove Facebook Apps Permissions on Opera and UC Mini



Earlier this month, we shared how twitter users can revoke or remove apps they have given permission to access their profile without using a PC. Today, we are moving forward to another widely used social network, Facebook. In this short but precise tutorial, Facebook users will learn how they can remove apps connected to their account profile using Opera Mini, UC Mini or other browser on their mobile phone. But why would you want to remove certain permissions?

Much like Twitter, Facebook permits website and app owners to use its API for quick login and sign up purposes, which is now becoming a standard procedure on the world wide web. This erases the usage of registration form and manual entering of login details before having access to full features and functionality of a given website or app, depending on the configurations.

You would have noticed that some of the websites you visit are asking you to "login with facebook" or "sign up with facebook", pressing this button directly leads the site visitor to his/her facebook profile where (s)he will be asked to grant the website permission to access his/her profile details and other data. Granting the permission directly synchronize the user facebook data to the website server through a secure channel where it will be used as a means of authentication.

Some people do not really care about dangers involved as long as they can be in quick, fast and are out in no time. Albeit! some don't even read the permissions a site or an app is asking before granting it access. The main danger involved is that your personal data is no longer personal as it has now been shared to other "external" bodies. The question is, do you trust these "bodies" with your personal information?

When filling a registration form, you still have the option to insert whatever details you like, but this is not the case with facebook authorization. Signing up with facebook may be the "only option" provided on a gambling site for registering users, but it will be unwise or rather foolish not to revoke the access after the registration is complete.

Before now, removing or revoking apps on Facebook can only be done on PC, but not anymore. "Light" mobile browsers running on Android, iOS, or BlackBerry can do the job. Follow the steps below to learn how.

In our own case, we used UC Mini which can be download from here. You can download Opera Mini from here. Same procedure applies to both and others as long as you are accessing facebook through the URL in step 1.

Facebook timeline

Step 1

Using your phone browser, go to https://m.facebook.com and enter your login details. You will arrive to facebook timeline, scroll to the bottom and you should see what looks like the image above. Click on "Settings & Privacy"

Settings and privacy

Step 2

In the window that appears, select "App".

Apps

Step 3

Click on "Logged in with Facebook" among the list of options.

Logged in applications

Step 4

You will be lead to a page that shows the list of applications and websites that has been granted permission to your profile. Simply choose the app that you want to remove. In this case we select "Flowers for Friends".

App details

Step 5

The app details will be presented. Scroll down and click the "Remove App" button as shown in the image.

Remove app

Step 6

You will be asked to confirm your selection, click the "Remove" button to remove.

You can do likewise for other connected apps by following step 4 to step 6. Are you having problem removing an app? Let us know via comment.
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