When entering Facebook sweepstakes, you often have to approve a Facebook app. These Facebook apps can get corrupted over time and stop working. While it won’t cause damage to your computer it could make your Facebook account not work properly. If you ever go to your Timelime and it is blank or you try to enter a sweepstakes and get a blank screen, it could be caused by a corrupt Facebook app.
It is very easy to remove unused or corrupt Facebook apps and make your Facebook account work properly again.
You don’t have to remove all of the Facebook apps you have approved. If you do remove them and visit a Facebook page that requires the approval of an app you will have to authorize it again.
Visit the Facebook Apps page. Make sure you are signed into your account to see the apps you have approved.
Scroll down and click Show All Apps to see the full list of apps you have approved.
While the apps don’t show how old they are, you can usually tell if it is something you are using on a regular basis or a sweepstakes you just entered, or an expired sweepstakes that is no longer needed.
Click the X next to an app you want to remove and then click the Remove button.
If you want to remove all information pertaining to a Facebook app from your account or Timeline, click in the checkbox next to “Delete all your NAME OF APP HERE activity on Facebook.”
At the current time there is no way to remove multiple Facebook apps at the same time. You will need to delete each on individually.
Cleaning out Facebook apps on a regular basis will keep your Facebook account working properly and allow you to enter all Facebook sweepstakes.
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Thanks for the tip, Sweetie! Also, you can check to see the last time you used an app by clicking on the app name (instead of the X). Beside the app name, it will say “Last Logged In:”
Ellen B. says
Thanks for the link I cleaned up my fb page.
Thanks for the reminder! Wow, did I have a lot of expired sweeps apps that needed to be deleted…around 300 :O.
Jacqueline Graves says
Thanks! I need to go do this.
Karen Evans says
Thanks. I needed to do this.