Follow these 6 easy and simple tips to save your personal data on Facebook

Follow these 6 easy and simple tips to save your personal data on Facebook
Follow these 6 easy and simple tips to save your personal data on Facebook

Follow these 6 easy and simple tips to save your personal data on Facebook. The recent and new hit of Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal revealed the ways user data can be used to track and can change user behavior and their preferences. The company has access to the lives of two billion people. There is no doubt that Facebook knows about everything about you.

When I say everything, it latterly means everything.  From your friendships, to relationships, work, hobbies, interests and political persuasions and even every contact number in your cellophane with log details.

Following the #deleteFacebiik movement many users delete their account. The decision is not seem to be right as leaving the platform is not be a choice. But, being an internet user you have right to protect your data.

So here we have collected some useful tips in order to somewhat protect your data on the social network without compromising your personal information to be misused. You can also limit the info you’re sharing with third-party apps.

  1. Disable data sharing option on Facebook to restrict third-party apps

You can apply these settings, in this way you will not be able to use your Facebook account to login into third-party apps like Foodpanda, Instagram, etc. In the same way, these apps won’t have access to user data accessible on Facebook.

To configure this setting follow these steps

  • Go to Settings > Apps
  • Click the Edit button under Apps, Websites & Plugins
  • Click Disable Platform
  1. Remove the apps you don’t trust from Facebook

This is another way to protect your data from third-party apps.

In order to configure this setting follow these steps

  • Go to Settings > Apps
  • Check the applications under the tab” logged in with Facebook ” and then check the apps you do not want to keep
  • Remove them and then click “save” after making changes.

On the other hand, if you still want to give right to apps with your Facebook login, limit the data third-party apps can see

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Step 1: Go to Settings > Apps
Step 2: Click the Edit button under Apps Others Use

  1. Supervise app permissions of the Facebook mobile app

Whenever we install Facebook, Facebook Lite or Messenger, it asks our permission to access contacts, camera, microphone and your messages. You can cancel these permissions by following these steps:

  • Go to Apps Manager > Apps > Facebook
  • Tap on Permissions
  • Uncheck SMS, Telephone, Contacts, and Microphone and then save
  1. Manage all app permissions of the Messenger mobile app

Before installing the app, Messenger also asks for the permission to read your text messages and text anybody on your phone. Here, you can turn off this option upon installation.

On the other hand, if you have already given these permissions while downloading the app then you will need to uninstall and reinstall the app to avail the chance.

  1. Limit ads to read or examine into your personal data

You should be aware with the fact that Facebook tracks your web activity on other websites and also tracks your interests on the social network in order to mark and target the ads. On the other hand, you can switch off your personal data to be visible for ads.

  • Go to Settings > Ads
  • Toggle off the personal information you do not want ads to read
  1. Get Mozilla extension to stop Facebook tracking your web activities

Recently Mozilla Firefox has developed an add-on named the “Facebook Container” that isolates your Facebook identity and prevents Facebook to follow your activity on other websites.

However, the add-on does not change the experience of the social network. Although it out some restrictions while using Facebook through it but they are minor as compared to the results you are getting. I mean it would protect your data and you won’t need to delete your Facebook account. It can be downloaded


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