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Microsoft has one of the most customizable ecosystems across tech, allowing third-party apps and tools to connect to the Microsoft ecosystem and build on top of this.
Users benefit from these third-party apps as they help them be more productive, save time, and accomplish more while doing less.
Even though Microsoft third-party apps are tested and approved by Microsoft, there are times when you might want to revoke third-party app access from your Microsoft account. Some use cases why you’d want to do that are: You’re no longer using the third-party app, the app might be compromised or you’re not comfortable using it.
In this article, we’ll learn how to revoke third-party app access from Microsoft Account, and answer some common questions about revoking app access in Microsoft.
If you use Google, we also wrote an article on how to revoke a third party app access from Google.
How to revoke third-party app access from Microsoft Account using the Microsoft Account Page
To revoke third-party app access from the Microsoft Account page, you should follow these instructions:
- Open the Microsoft Account page: You can access the Microsoft Account page by visiting https://account.microsoft.com/
- Click Privacy: The privacy section allows you to manage your privacy across your Microsoft Account and Products. When you click Privacy, the section expands, showing more options and controls.
- Click Apps and services that can access your data: In order for you to revoke third-party app access from your Microsoft account, you should click the Apps and services that can access your data.
- Find the third-party app you want to revoke access from your Microsoft account: For this example, we’ll use OneCal to showcase how to revoke access to a third-party Microsoft app.
- Click the third-party app you want to revoke access from your Microsoft account: You can either click the edit button, or the app name to see the permissions the app is using, and to revoke the access.
- Click Remove these permissions: By clicking Remove these permissions, the third-party app can no longer access your account.
Does revoking the third-party app access in Microsoft delete the collected data by the app?
No, revoking the third-party app access in Microsoft does not delete the data stored by the third-party app. In order for the data collected by the third-party app to be deleted, you’ll have to contact the third-party app. Most third-party apps have a delete account functionality, which allows you to delete your account in their system. You can also contact them and request them to delete all your data.
Can I reconnect a third-party app after I revoke its access to my Microsoft Account?
You can grant access to a third-party app to your Microsoft Account at any time, by visiting the third-party app and reconnecting your Microsoft Account again.