Keep other Facebook users from finding out which apps you use

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 2 months ago)

Attractive as it sounds, Facebook’s new Graph Search is already causing problems as far as user privacy goes. Whilst you may have already tightened the controls on what your friends, friends of friends, and even potential future employers can see on your Timeline, it seems there’s a gaping hole in that the apps you use can be viewed through Graph Search. This may not seem like a big deal to most (especially if the highlight of your Facebook experience is using apps like Candy Crush or Farmville), but for the majority of Facebok users it is a genuine concern.

Luckily, there is a way to get around this. Access your Privacy settings and click through to “See more settings”. From there, choose “Apps” from the menu on the left side of the screen. There you can see the apps you’ve given Facebook access to. You can access the individual privacy settings of each app by changing “Visibility of app and posts” to “Only me” in the drop-down menu provided.

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