Facebook changed the layout to its App Settings page this week, according to Inside Facebook, and the page’s new design makes it easier for users to manage their app’s settings and permissions.
On the new settings screen, users can see a clear visual representation of all the apps they are logged in to with their Facebook profiles. They can also toggle through more detailed settings, like what apps they’re using outside of Facebook, controlling the personal information that other apps can obtain and even the privacy settings on posts made with older versions of Facebook’s mobile apps.
Even if you don’t use a lot of apps on the site, it’s a good idea to head to the settings page just to double check. You might be surprised by the amount of apps you’ve likely downloaded over the years, and the last thing you need is to stay logged in to a potentially privacy-compromising app accidentally.
Though Facebook will always be criticized for its privacy issues, the site has, at least recently, been putting the power in the hands of users themselves to make sure they’re secure. With cleaner layouts like this one and tools like Privacy Checkup, users can at least take basic steps to make sure their information is protected.
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