Facebook Will Now Prevent Third-Party Apps from Spamming Your Profile

After the biggest privacy breach of millions of users, the world’s largest social networking platform, Facebook has been modifying its policies from the last few weeks. Because of its failure to protect user’s data, the social networking giant is making all reasonable efforts to revamp its policies, and in its newest batch of updates, the […]

After the biggest privacy breach of millions of users, the world’s largest social networking platform, Facebook has been modifying its policies from the last few weeks. Because of its failure to protect user’s data, the social networking giant is making all reasonable efforts to revamp its policies, and in its newest batch of updates, the company announced that any new third-party app will not be able to post content anymore on Facebook in behalf of its users.

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As per the announcement made by the company in a post on its developer’s page, the apps that were created on Tuesday will not have the permission to “publish any posts to Facebook assigned in user.” For the apps that are already existing, this permission will be canceled on the 1st of August.

Earlier, Facebook has also provided users with an option to opt out of this specific feature. Facebook provides a separate settings page that lets you prevent apps with such permissions from posting on your Facebook page without disabling from the application altogether. However, it was not indeed possible with all apps and some need this condition for using these apps. In this situation, users had the option to modify the visibility settings that allowed only users to view any posts published by the app. Nevertheless, the today’s update in policies is a great news for the users, who were not aware of this feature or who forgot to opt out it.

Facebook is apparently trying to regain the confidence of its users after the Cambridge Analytica mishap. While it cannot work for the post-disaster effects that hit 87 million of its users by its massive blunders, Facebook, at least, can stop third-party apps going further and harm its global commitment that says that it secure people’s data.