Twitter recently announced that 3rd party applications will no longer be allowed to store your user-name and passwords. Even though applications will not save the password, it can still be used to access your Twitter account even if you change the password. This happens with the OAuth service which requires to sign in only once for a third-party app. This means potentially all the apps you have used for Twitter can access your account.
Twitter has settings which allows controlling which app is allowed to access your Twitter account details.
How to revoke access for certain Apps?
- Just login into your Twitter account on the website. Then look up Settings.
- Under Settings there is a the Connections Tab.
- Clicking on Connections will show you a complete list of all the apps that can access Twitter. This is very useful as under new guidelines Apps will not need to have you sign in more than once to get access to your account.
- Simply look up the app you do not want to have access of your Twitter account and revoke its access. 🙂
I have tested many applications with my Twitter credentials. So revoking access to some apps is a great boon.
Do you use a lot of apps to use Twitter? Do drop in your views through your comments.
Nice tip to remove third party apps
Im looking forward for certain application like Buzzom where we can revoke access to multiple applications at a time 🙂
Thanks for the info! Apps don’t automatically access your account, correct? Even if it is in you connections, you would still allow them before posting.
This can happen with certain Apps where you are sharing access. In the case you are using Hootsuite or tweetdeck like apps without a collaborator using same accounts, it should not be any problems.