Don’t go on a deleting frenzy just yet, though. For some apps, you’ll need to do more than simply hitting the “delete” button.
There are multiple steps involved in making sure an app is fully disconnected from your other accounts and information. Tcherchian suggests following this process:
- Delete all of your data on the app. All of it! Go through every setting on the app and look for options about data or privacy.
- Also log in through a web browser. Sometimes you’ll have additional settings available through the desktop version of the app.
- Unlink or revoke any Facebook or Google integrations you may have enabled.
- Contact the app developer and request in writing that your data be completely deleted.