Are you trying stupid Facebook apps? Be aware

Ever been in a situation where your timeline gets posted with some spam post or adult post without you actually doing it. Ever wondered why it’s happening for you? If so, this post going to explain you the reason behind you.

Nowadays, you see lot of your friends share some funny stupid post from some random app such as

  • What character suits you in the avenger?
  • Who is your best friend?
  • When will you die?
  • What is your future profession?
trying stupid Facebook apps be aware
trying stupid Facebook apps be aware

Similar stuff like this. You also might get interested and click on it to know what you going to get on it. In the application website, you might see something like this in the above pictures asking you to connect with your facebook to see the result.

Ever wondered why you have to login with your facebook there? or Ever seen the authorization page before you click continue. If you not sure what is the authorization page take a look below.

trying stupid Facebook apps be aware
trying stupid Facebook apps be aware

So this what you will see after you click the button, most of the time you click continue without actually looking on it. This page will clearly display what that app receives from your profile. For example, in this case, it takes my

  • Public profile (whatever the things i have in my facebook shared as public)
  • Friend list(My entire friend list)
  • Timeline Posts (Access to my timeline)
  • Birthday (My date of birth)

So in case you have given continue without seeing it, these apps track this much of my information.

Similarly few apps will get your timeline posting permission. Once you granted the permission, it can post the content automatically on your post without any restrictions.

trying stupid Facebook apps be aware
trying stupid Facebook apps be aware

I hope now you know how those random posts get’s shows up on your timeline.

In case you might be wondering to know what are all the stupidity you did, you can see the entire list of apps and their permission in this page.

https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications

trying stupid Facebook apps be aware
trying stupid Facebook apps be aware

You can click on the app to see the entire permission you have given and you can also delete the access.

trying stupid Facebook apps be aware
trying stupid Facebook apps be aware

So next time before you try this stupid app, know what you are giving to them. If you find this post interesting and useful let us know your thoughts in comments and subscribe us for more interesting post.

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