In a recent report, the Wall Street Journal released details about the third-party apps sifting from your Gmail and another free web-based email services. This post will tell you how it is common for third-party apps and services to study and analyze your Gmail messages. However, the Google declared that it would prevent scanning your inbox messages so it is able to could targeted ads, it will help to allow hundreds of third-party apps the ability to read your email messages.
Also the Google publishes a response about it Wall Street Journal article in a blog post by Suzanne Frey, the company’s security director, Trust, and Privacy division of Google Cloud.
In this post, Frey says that these third-party apps are verified and trusted services. A vibrant ecosystem of non-Google apps provides you some of the choice and guides you to get the importance of your email.
For more information about how everything is performing, the best way is read the story through the WSJ and Google’s Reply.
As per the investigation of the WSJ. They didn’t get any malicious actions from third-party apps. But no doubt you never want any third-parties will scan the content of your messages, because of any reason.
So in this post, we will talk about how to block third-party apps from getting access to your email messages.
Steps to Stop Third-Party Apps from Going Through you Gmail:-
- To know that which third-party apps have access the message from your Gmail account, visit on myaccount.google.com/permissions.
- Then Log into your account, if you do not already do it.
- Click on any app from the mentioned list that you don’t want to have access and retract access.
- Click on the “Remove Access” button.
You can use the some of the amazing Google controls to save or manage your email information. In all of them, a good example is Google’s Security Checkup. It will show you apps with access to your details and highlight that are potentially dangerous, so you can easily get back access to them.
You have to make sure to carefully review the permissions screen before accessing to an unwanted-Google app on your phone or computer system. It’s a screen, and most of the users face the issues at the time of an app installation, and click the allow.
Some of the apps will not allow you to install them without access to your account information.
Retract Apps with Access to Twitter and Facebook
This is a perfect time to know that actually what has access to your social media and another online account. If you are not able to check in a short time, or at all. You will be surprised when you will see the number of apps you have given access to your accounts.
No doubt, Twitter, and Facebook are not providing the easy process for this task. In both of them, you have to give the more time and efforts into each service’s settings to stop apps.
We hope that this post will help you to stop Third Party Apps from reading your Gmail.