Have you used many different apps in the years you were asked to connect to your Instagram account?
It is likely that your account is still connected to all these apps, even if you no longer use them.
It’s time to clean up your Instagram. We disconnect and remove the apps connected to your Instagram account at this time.
How To Remove Authorized Apps From Instagram
Apps and services can connect to your account if you allow it. Instagram is not used as an online identifier such as Google accounts and Facebook profiles. But can still be used to access apps and services that support it. There are not many, but they are still there. If you want to remove authorized Instagram apps, you can do it from the Instagram web interface.
Remove authorized apps
It is not possible to remove apps authorized by any of the Instagram apps, strangely.
- Visit Instagram in your desktop browser.
- Go to your profile and click on the wheel button at the top next to the Edit Profile button.
- A pop-up window will open with the “Authorized Apps” Click on it.
On the next screen, you will see a complete list of all the apps and services. The list allowed you to connect to your account. Under each app/service there is a Revoke button. Click on it, confirm that you want to revoke access to the app/service and it will be removed.
Needless to say, if you delete an app from your Instagram account, the app or service may no longer work. For services like IFTTT, deleting it means that the service can no longer is on Instagram. And you will not be able to post to it either.
Re-Add An App
You can always re-add an app or service if you delete one by mistake. To do so, visit the app or service and touch the access option. Allow the app/service to connect to your account.
Removing an app will not delete the data stored by the app. If you suspect an app is malicious and sell your information or use it improperly in some other way. Deleting access is a good idea. However, which does not guarantee that the app or service will also delete the information that you already have. If you suspect that an app has used your information in a malicious way. You can check if there is a way to delete your account in the app itself.
The strange thing is that you can’t remove apps authorized by Instagram apps. You have to go to the web version. It’s strange because Instagram was, and still is, a smartphone app. Its web interface is not compatible with its main function, i.e. uploading photos. But that’s where you should go to remove an app that has access to your account. The options to revoke apps must be present in the apps.