Javascript To Remove All Facebook Apps From Your Account

This is a guest post by Gaganpreet Arora AKA bitgeek.

My Facebook app list was cluttered with useless apps accumulated over the time I had joined Facebook. The worst thing is that Facebook does not allow you to remove multiple apps in one go. You have to select one, confirm on “Are you sure?” first and then click on “Okay” when it is deleted. Very cumbersome. So I wrote a Javascript hack to remove all of the apps in one go.

Warning: This will actually delete all the apps

Step 1

Go to:

Step 2

Select and copy the complete code below and paste it into the address bar.

function postwith (to,p)
  var myForm = document.createElement("form");
  myForm.method="post" ; myForm.action = to ;
  for (var k in p)
    var myInput = document.createElement("input") ;
    myInput.setAttribute("name", k) ;
    myInput.setAttribute("value", p[k]);
    myForm.appendChild(myInput) ;
  document.body.appendChild(myForm) ;
  myForm.submit() ;
  document.body.removeChild(myForm) ;
function getElementsByClassName(classname, node)
  if (!node)
    node = document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0];
  var a = [], re = new RegExp('\\b' + classname + '\\b');
  els = node.getElementsByTagName('*');
  for (var i = 0, j = els.length; i < j; i++)
    if ( re.test(els[i].className) )
    { a.push(els[i]); }
  return a;
var arr = [];
arr['remove'] = 1;
arr['post_form_id'] = document.getElementById('post_form_id').value;
arr['__a'] = 1;
for (i=0; i
<h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Step 3</strong></span></h3>
Press Enter.
The browser may get stuck for a few moments if the list is large, so if it does, just wait a bit and it will respond back.
<h3><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>References</strong></span></h3>
Function postwith was taken from <a href="">here</a>, and getElementsByClassName was taken from <a href="">here</a>.

8 thoughts on “Javascript To Remove All Facebook Apps From Your Account

  1. Suggestion: You can turn this into a greasemonkey script which removes the confirmation dialog… so you just click on the (x) button and the application is removed… Handy and convenient…

    P.S. Didn’t work in Chrome..

  2. Running Windows XP Professional. Tried running the javascript several times and the apps remain.
    Any thoughts about what we could be missing?
    Thanks in advance

  3. This is a old script, facebook made a lot of changes in there application page, i don’t think this script is minted any more

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