When it comes to posting stuff on Facebook, we need to be extra cautious as to what we’re posting. Posting embarrassing and personal photos and status updates isn’t a good idea as every friend of yours will be able to view them.

Facebook app posts

However, things become complicated when apps start posting on our behalf. For example, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, Disqus and many more apps. When reading such status updates, your friend might get an impression that you’re posting it, when in fact; it’s the app that’s automatically posting on Facebook and taking advantage of the permission that you’ve given to it. That status might annoy your friends, and sometimes it even announces things that you might want to keep private.

Stop Facebook apps from posting on your behalf

Fortunately, there’s something that you can do to prevent apps posting on your behalf on Facebook. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Step 1: Open Facebook on your web browser and click on the small down-arrow icon from the top-right corner and then choose Settings.

Step 2: From the left sidebar, click on Apps.

Step 3: From the Apps screen, find the offending app and then click on the Edit button from the right.

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Now there are two things that you can do. You can entirely remove the offending app by clicking on the X icon and then clicking on the “Remove” button from the pop-up (which will revoke the app’s permission) or from the “This app can also” section, click on the X icon. This will stop the app from posting on your behalf.

Now you can be assured that the particular app that you just removed won’t be able to post anything on Facebook. What a relief!