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How to Remove Third Party Access to Twitter Account: Security Tip

How to Remove Third Party Access to Twitter Account: Security Tip

Twitter changed the authentication method from Password to OAuth. This means anytwiiter-300x300 third-party need authentication via Twitter to access your Twitter account and you can see list of all third-party Twitter apps, which need authentication.

Specially this will remove your hassle of sharing username and password to any app and increase security of your account.

If some application turns out to be spammy, you can always remove it from your Twitter account setting page. In this post I will share how you can check which all apps has access to your Twitter account and how you can revoke access from it within one click:

Login to your Twitter account and go to Settings > Connection <Link>

You will see list of all apps which has access to your Twitter account, review all the applications which you are using and click on revoke access which you wish to remove.

Twitter-revoke-access This is a small tip but very useful to keep your Twitter account safe and secure. Do let us know what else do you use to keep your Twitter account secure?

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Article by Harsh Agrawal

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  • LJP

    One of these Twitter apps spammed all my new followers with a direct message saying “I laughed so hard when I saw this about you lol **spammy link**” I was so annoyed I revoked access from all apps – I think it was one of the “unfollow” type apps…

  • Tospider

    that is very good.i want to remove a lot of them :)

    • Harsh Agrawal

      I hope this post helped you …Make sure you don’t forget to remove spammy Twitter apps…

  • Swashata Ghosh

    You know what! Once I got surprised to see an ad on my twitter profile. I never used any advertising stuff for my twitter. But dont know how it got there on the app list. Anyways I just revoked the access… But still in a confusion how it crept in! Currently I use only trusted services like Tweetmeme, disqus, facebook, twitterfeed, tweetdeck etc…

  • Imran

    Yes Harsh! I agree Twitter I have stop lots of Application in Twitter account which automate my account which also looks very spammy.

  • techperk

    Cool Tip :D Can be used in alarming situations

  • Sathish @ TechieMania

    Thanks for sharing the tip, Harsh.

  • vijay

    Recently i heard about hackers attacked social media profiles,your information is very useful to protect our social media profile …

  • Tech Maish

    Thats great harsh. Very useful tip.


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