How to manage the applications that have access to your Twitter account.

Today we are going to explain how to manage the applications that have access to your Twitter account. In this way, you will be able to know which third-party applications you are giving your personal data from the social network, and what specific data each one is taking. You can also revoke access to applications that you do not want to continue to obtain your data.

We will do the process through your computer, entering the Twitter web with the browser. It can only be done in this way, since the mobile applications of the social network do not allow you to manage the permissions for the applications.

As for the permissions themselves, the normal thing is that all the applications ask you to be able to read your tweets, and also being able to write on your behalf to be able to publish things on your profile from each of them. It is possible that some also ask you to send direct messages, especially those that have a function to share content through them.

How to manage the applications that have access to your Twitter account

How to manage third-party apps on Twitter

First of all, on the Twitter website click on your profile picture that you have at the top right of the screen (1). Doing so will display an options menu, where you have to click on the Settings and privacy option (two).

This will take you to a complete menu with all the settings that you can make in the social network, much more complete than the one you can find in the mobile application. Here in the left column click on the Applications option to enter the specific configuration of the applications that you have connected to Twitter.

How to manage the applications that have access to your Twitter account

In this menu you will see a large list with all the applications to which you have granted access to your Twitter account. Each of the applications will include a Permissions line that will describe what kind of data they can access. In general, they will be permissions to read your Twitter account and write on your behalf, although some may also ask you for access to the possibility of sending shortcuts.

If you want to deny an application access to your account, click on the Revoke access button that you have to the right of each one. It is recommended that you eliminate at least access to all those applications that you have stopped using, since if you ever use them again you can always grant them permission again.

How to manage the applications that have access to your Twitter account

Once you have removed access to an application, an Undo Revoke Access button will appear in case you want to undo the process and re-allow access to that specific application. You also have a Report app button in case you think that someone has used your data without permission or has requested more permissions than they need.

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How to manage the applications that have access to your Twitter account