How to revoke access or remove an application from Google, Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook

I have had a problem with a 3rd party app that I have authorized to post my blog post automatically to my Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. My problem was that I forgot which app did it,  as I have a habit of signing up to new 3rd party apps to check them. I sign up normally with a social network app like Twitter or Facebook as they are easier to remember than having unique passwords for each new app sign-up.

How do you check which app you used to authorize against Google, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, for me I had to go to each one to check account & app settings, these are the steps and links to each which hopefully will make it easier for you to check your apps. It’s a good practice that you do a check of your settings at least once a month.

When you revoke access and you want to use that app again, you will need to re-authorize an app the next time you log in from that app.


To revoke 3rd party app access to your Twitter account go to the  Apps tab of your account settings.

Click the Revoke Access button next to the application.

Twitter help page for revoking an application.

Twitter App Settings
Twitter App Settings


To revoke 3rd party app access to your Gmail data go to Google Account settings.

Click on the application and on the right-side app info bar, click the Revoke Access button.

Google Account Permissions - Account Settings
Google Account Permissions – Account Settings


To revoke 3rd party app access to your Facebook account go to settings -> apps, select Logged in with Facebook.

Hover over the application you want to revoke access to and click the checkmark to delete.


To revoke 3rd party app access to your Linkedin account go to  Privacy & Settings -> Account -> Partner & Third Party.

Click the checkbox next to the application and to complete the removal click the Remove button.

Linkedin Account Settings Authorized External Applications LinkedIn





11 responses to “How to revoke access or remove an application from Google, Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook”

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  2. Susan Smeltzer Avatar
    Susan Smeltzer

    How would you revoke access in Yahoo? I looked in settings and couldn’t tell.

    1. torbjornzetterlund Avatar


      What do you refer to in revoking access in Yahoo?

      Have you sued your Yahoo account, to login to third-party applications?

      • Go to Yahoo – login.
      • Click Recent Activity on the left.
      • Scroll down to Apps Connected to your account.
      • Click Remove next to the one you want to remove.

      Be aware that Yahoo, makes changes so the steps I provide, may be outdated?

  3. udi aslan Avatar
    udi aslan

    Thanks for your contribution.
    The link to linkedin doesn’t work anymore and I can’t find it on their website.
    Do you have an up to date link?

    1. torbjornzetterlund Avatar

      It has been moved – I updated my page. In your LinkedIn account goto this url.

  4. Salem Avatar

    How can I my web application get notified when google/fb/linked in removes the app /

    1. Torbjorn Zetterlund Avatar
      Torbjorn Zetterlund

      Depending on what you referring to, are you looking for a notification when the social networks revoke access for your app that uses theses service?

      1. SALEEM Avatar

        yes.coorect. when they remove my web application from third party lists, My web site should be notified.

  5. SALEEM Avatar


    I need a help on this. I have a web application ,which provides the Linked/Google/Fb login for the user.
    Can My web application gets a notification from any one of these when they delete the third party app in this case my web application?

  6. Rich Thompson Avatar

    Very nice blog, good to see nice content keep posting more like this.

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