Notifications and updates from apps on Facebook can cut down on your enjoyment. The social network already has many distractions today (like ads), and notifications from apps and games are just annoying, especially if you don’t play that game, or you think that that particular app is entirely useless. If you want to disable all apps on Facebook with a few simple clicks, then keep reading this small tutorial.
Before proceeding, you should note a few consequences. You won’t be able to sign in with Facebook (for example, Spotify) to any website and you won’t be able to sign into any app (for example, Foursquare) either. You also won’t be able to play any games on Facebook, for example Mafia Wars, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, etc. But if you are ready to disconnect yourself from the world of Facebook apps, then here’s how you can do it.
Disabling all apps on Facebook
Step 1: Login to Facebook through a web browser. Click on the menu icon from the top right corner and select Settings.
Step 2: From the Settings page, click on Apps from the left hand side menu. Next, from the “Apps, websites and plugins” section, click on the Edit button. Here’s the direct link for your convenience.
Step 3: Finally, click on the “Disable Platform” button.
Facebook warns that disabling the platform means:
- You won’t be able to log in to websites and applications using Facebook
- Your friends won’t be able to interact and share with you using apps and websites
- Instant personalization will be turned off
- Apps you’ve logged into (with Facebook or anonymously) will be removed
- Posts by apps will be removed from your profile.
That’s all you need to do. Now you will be safe from apps and websites that collect information, while your entire social networking experience will now be free from app notifications.