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

I have had a problem with an 3rd party app that I have authorized to post my blog post automatically to my twitter and LinkedIn account. My problem was that I forgotten which app did it,  as I have a habit of signing up to new 3rd party apps to check them and 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 an 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  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 visit Google Account settings.

Click on 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.

Facebook App Settings

Facebook App Settings


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

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7 Responses

  • torbjorn on December 20, 2014, 19:28:32

    Great summary

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  • Susan Smeltzer on April 14, 2017, 00:27:26

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

    Reply to Susan
    • torbjornzetterlund on April 14, 2017, 10:20:43


      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?

      Reply to torbjornzetterlund
  • udi aslan on June 15, 2017, 08:02:04

    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?

    Reply to udi