Gmail and Google Accounts have a hidden feature.
When you enable Apps to work with Gmail or any other Google Product as a browser extension / add-on you are actually approving these same Apps to have persistent connectivity to your Google Account (just like in Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn). Some of these Apps can be troublesome and may not work as you expected so how do you stop them from slowing down your productivity?
Firstly, don’t worry. This is not bomb disposal 101..
Stargate SG1 clip with thanks to YouTube User uhlord
- To remove it if you don’t want it anymore go to here My Google Account
- You need to login and then scroll to the specific App(s)
- Now hit the Revoke Access button to rid yourself of the unwanted App:
How does it compare?
Most users are aware of similar features in: –
…but neither Google nor the 3rd parties who offer Apps that connect to your Gmail/ Google Account make a huge effort to be transparent or allow for ease of access to this feature. So if you have approved a browser extension or add-on that connects to your Google Account then removing it from the browser may not be enough.
When was the last time you cleaned up your Apps?