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How to remove 3rd party apps access on YouTube?

Securing your YouTube account goes beyond setting a strong password. It's crucial to manage access to third-party applications linked to your account. While many of these apps enhance your experience, they can also threaten your privacy and security. This guide aims to provide you with the knowledge to oversee third-party app access effectively, an essential step in protecting your online data and privacy.

Step-by-Step Tutorial

1. Open the Google app and sign in to the account you want to modify.

2. Tap on your profile image on the top right corner to open the dropdown.

3. Select "Manage your Google Account"

4. Tap on "Data & Privacy" and look for the "Third-party apps & services" section - tap on it

5. Now you are able to see all 3rd party apps connected to you YouTube account and decide which can stay and which not

PC / Mac

1. Open Google and sign in to the account you want to modify.

2. Click on your profile image on the top right corner to open the dropdown.

3. Select "Manage your Google Account"

4. Click on "Data & Privacy" and look for the "Third-party apps & services" section - click on it

5. Now you are able to see all 3rd party apps connected to you YouTube account and decide which can stay and which not

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Verification Challenges: If you face issues verifying your identity, check for additional instructions from Google

Technical Problems: Ensure your app is updated. If problems persist, try clearing the app's cache or reinstalling it

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To ensure the security of your personal information on YouTube, it's essential to regularly audit and update the permissions granted to third-party apps. This ongoing vigilance helps protect your account from potential misuse and enhances your overall digital safety.

For an additional layer of security, consider using a digital tool like Spikerz. Spikerz can assist in effectively monitoring your YouTube account. It offers insights about your account and activity, enabling you to make more informed decisions about their permissions. 

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