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Grab your pitchfork, fellow human. We have a new villain to run out of town, and its name is Facebook. It’s selling our data, monitoring our phone calls, and, perhaps worst of all, doesn’t even seem to feel that bad about it.
But before you
set your torch ablaze delete Facebook, let’s take a beat. Is the platform really a toxic monster? Or perhaps more of a misunderstood beneficial beast?
Let’s ask science.
Last month, The Journal of Social Psychology published a study exploring the relationship between Facebook and stress. Using 138 active Facebook users as their guinea pigs, researchers from the University of Queensland found that taking a five-day break from the platform lowered levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Ready to hit that delete button? Not so fast.
“[W]hile participants in our study showed an improvement in physiological stress by giving up Facebook, they also reported lower feelings of well-being,” lead researcher Eric Vanman said in a press release. “People said they felt more unsatisfied with their life and were looking forward to resuming their Facebook activity.”
And those lower cortisol levels? Participants didn’t even notice, reporting that they felt just as stressed as they did before quitting Facebook temporarily.
In some instances, using Facebook can actually help you cope with stress.
That’s according to a study the journal Computers in Human Behavior published in May 2017. Northwestern University researcher Renwen Zhang surveyed 560 Facebook-using university students, focusing on their use of Facebook to disclose information about stressful events in their lives.
Zhang concluded that opening up on Facebook helped the students mentally cope with stressful situations. When the students shared information, they were likely to get support from their Facebook friends in the form of encouragement, advice, or offers of help. This, in turn, made them feel supported, more satisfied with life, and less depressed.
Quitting Facebook means saying goodbye to all those digital hugs that can help you get through your latest breakup or crappy day at work.
So, how do Facebook’s scientifically supported benefits stack up against its drawbacks? Well, there are the aforementioned privacy issues to consider, plus the damage the platform can do to our health, IRL relationships, self-esteem, intelligence, overall well-being… We could go on and on.
On second thought, maybe it is time to grab your pitchfork. Or, at least, don’t extinguish the flaming torches just yet.
Unlike before, it’s now possible to remove multiple third-party apps and websites from your Facebook account at once not just from your iPhone and Android device but also from computer. So, if you had found it a bit time to consume to clean up the mess earlier, you should take the utmost advantage of this newly added feature to secure your account.
Before jumping onto the steps, keep in mind that when you remove the apps and websites, they may delete your account or activity within them. They will no longer be able to request info about you on Facebook. However, the personal information that you had shared previously may still be available to them. Anyway, better late than never!
How to Remove Multiple Third Party Apps And Websites from Your Facebook Account At Once on iPhone, Android and Computer
On iPhone, iPad, and Android
Note: Ensure that you have the latest version of Facebook on your device.
Step #1. Launch Facebook on your mobile device.
Step #2. Now, tap on the menu button.
On iOS device, the menu button is at the bottom right corner. On Android device, the menu button is at the top right corner.
Step #3. Next, scroll down and tap on Settings and select Account Settings on your iOS device.
On your Android device, tap on Account Settings located under Settings and Privacy.
Step #4. Next up, scroll down again and tap on Apps.
Step #5. Up next, tap on Logged in with Facebook.
Step #6. Finally, select the apps and websites you want to delete. To do so, tap on the circle button to the left of each app and website. Once you are done, tap on Remove at the top right.
Step #7. In the end, tap on Remove to confirm.
You have successfully removed the third-party apps from using your Facebook account.
Getting rid of the third-party apps from using your social account on the desktop is just as straightforward.
How to Bulk Remove Third Party Apps And Websites from Your Facebook Account At One Go from the Web
Step #1. Open any web browser on your desktop and head over to facebook.com.
Step #2. Now, click on the tiny downward arrow at the top right corner and select Settings.
Step #3. Next, click on Apps in the left sidebar.
Step #4. Next up, select all the apps you wish to get rid of and then hit the Remove button at the top right corner.
Step #5. Finally, confirm by clicking on Remove button again.
That’s pretty much it!
Have your say
Even since the Facebook data row emerged, I’ve become more careful about sharing my personal info on the social networking app. I have also customized my privacy to keep the confidential data a bit securely. What about you?
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CNBC reports today that Facebook was recently designing a research project that would match users' Facebook data with their medical information. The project has since been halted, but the company had approached a number of health organizations includ…
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