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05/04/2018 07:10 SAST | Updated 05/04/2018 07:10 SAST

Facebook Now Lets You Bulk Delete Apps

Some have reported finding hundreds or even thousands of apps 😳

Facebook has added a new feature that allows you to bulk delete apps that you have connected to via the social network.

Following the revelations around Cambridge Analytica and how Facebook was sharing its data with companies and apps, many of us went straight for the privacy settings.

Having found the page where it lists all the apps that are connected, some were shocked to find that they had hundreds (and in extreme cases thousands) of apps that they had added to Facebook over the years.

Just anecdotally, speaking to colleagues in the office, some discovered they had easily accumulated more than 150 apps since they first created their account.

Thankfully, Facebook has issued a fix that should save you a little time at least during your great purge.

How to bulk delete apps from Facebook

Head to Settings. This can be found in the top right-hand corner of Facebook's profile page. Once within the settings menu head to the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and you'll see the word Apps.

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Once you click on this, you'll see every external app, or internal app, that uses Facebook either as a login or as a third-party service.

You'll know and recognise some of them, for example Instagram, Bitmoji or Fitbit, but you might also notice a few that you don't – maybe you did a quiz when you were younger or logged into an app on your phone that you deleted soon after.

To bulk delete simply click on the box next to each one and you'll be able to delete them all at once without getting any pop-up boxes for each one.

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