When you open an app or website and choose the option to open it with Twitter instead of going through the sign-in process, you’re giving the app access to your Twitter account details.
If you’re like me and have probably mindlessly done it a lot, you may have lost track of which apps have access to your data. According to Twitter, each app that you log into gains access to your Tweets, see who you follow, can update your profile, post Tweets on your behalf, access your Direct Messages, or see your email address.
This is a lot of information to give to apps and software you just used once.
There’s an easy way to check which apps have access to your data and how to delete them or update the info you share.
How to See Which Apps Have Access to Your Twitter Account Using a computer
- Sign in to your account.
- Go to the Apps and sessions section of your account settings.
- All of the apps connected to your account will be displayed. You can see the specific permissions that each app has to use your account listed under the app name and description.
- If you’d like to disconnect an app from your account, click the Revoke access button next to the app or at the bottom of the page after clicking the app’s name.
Using the mobile app
- In the Twitter mobile app, click on the three bars in the top left corner of the screen.
- Scroll down and click on Settings & Privacy.
- Find Settings.
- Under Account, tap Apps and sessions.
- Tap on connected apps, sessions, or log out from devices and apps here.