How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

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With the release of iOS 11, Apple nixed its built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services.


The equivalent feature remains in macOS High Sierra, although Apple has removed it completely from macOS 10.14 Mojave, which many users are likely to welcome in light of the recent data scandal.. While we wait for macOS Mojave to be released in the fall, this article shows you how to manually remove third-party accounts like Facebook from Macs running macOS 10.13.

Note that the following guide only deletes associated third-party accounts at the system level of your Mac - you'll still be able to access your Facebook account and related data by logging into Facebook.com (where you can delete your account permanently) or via the official iOS app, for example.


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brian3uk

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That’s not permanent however. If you ever restore the OS, or buy a new Mac and setup as new, those accounts come back. So how do we delete them for real?
 

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I actually like having the Mac integration, primarily because it downloads profile pictures of my contacts from social media (LinkedIn preferred). Makes using Messages much easier.

The notifications are hit and miss. I think the sites intentionally make it hard to moderate the number of notifications. But easy to dismiss and often helpful.
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That’s not permanent however. If you ever restore the OS, or buy a new Mac and setup as new, those accounts come back. So how do we delete them for real?
Delete them from System Prefernces, then go into Keychain Access to delete any references. It’s hit or miss - it can often be a challenge to delete system-type data from iCloud. I have old passwords reappear that I’ve deleted many times.

A brute force method is to clear the iCloud Keychain, sign out of all your iCloud devices, and then change your password. This has been more effective for me in clearing iCloud data that doesn’t have a direct way of deleting.
 
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stylinexpat

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Great move by Apple by getting rid of Facebook. Zuckerberg can not be trusted. Getting rid of spy apps integrated into IOS was a great move by Apple. Should never have been integrated in the first place. Those that want the are free to download the app on their own from the App Store.
 
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I actually like having the Mac integration, primarily because it downloads profile pictures of my contacts from social media (LinkedIn preferred). Makes using Messages much easier.

The notifications are hit and miss. I think the sites intentionally make it hard to moderate the number of notifications. But easy to dismiss and often helpful.
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Delete them from System Prefernces, then go into Keychain Access to delete any references. It’s hit or miss - it can often be a challenge to delete system-type data from iCloud. I have old passwords reappear that I’ve deleted many times.

A brute force method is to clear the iCloud Keychain, sign out of all your iCloud devices, and then change your password. This has been more effective for me in clearing iCloud data that doesn’t have a direct way of deleting.
Thanks. I’ve tried that. My safari keychain even got wiped out accidentally during iOS beta testing last year after restoring a few too many times and my long dead Twitter and Facebook accounts still came back.

Seems bad that they can’t safely delete information you ask them too.
 

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Great move by Apple by getting rid of Facebook. Zuckerberg can not be trusted. Getting rid of spy apps integrated into IOS was a great move by Apple. Should never have been integrated in the first place. Those that want the are free to download the app on their own from the App Store.
Zuck better be careful. Any more FB screwups with enough public outcry as a result and Apple may decide to remove FB and Instagram from the App Store all together, at least until FB can prove to Apple that they take the security of personal data more seriously with effective measures to counter manipulation and obtrusive data collection/dissemination. Things haven’t been too friendly between the two companies and I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple is considering its own cross-platform social media service with a strong emphasis on data security now as a result of FB’s blunders.
 

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Zuck better be careful. Any more FB screwups with enough public outcry as a result and Apple may decide to remove FB and Instagram from the App Store all together, at least until FB can prove to Apple that they take the security of personal data more seriously with effective measures to counter manipulation and obtrusive data collection/dissemination. Things haven’t been too friendly between the two companies and I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple is considering its own cross-platform social media service with a strong emphasis on data security now as a result of FB’s blunders.
Pretty sure there'd be enough of an outcry from the consumers that even if Apple wanted to do it and even had some valid reasons for it too it still wouldn't be a good market move for them.
 

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Pretty sure there'd be enough of an outcry from the consumers that even if Apple wanted to do it and even had some valid reasons for it too it still wouldn't be a good market move for them.
I think the foundation for that happening has been laid now. It might force FB to turn to a paid subscription model, bundling FB & Instagram to reduce the risks significantly in the future for users, with significant discounts for users in certain countries who may not have the financial resources that users in richer countries have. Paying for a subscription may be a lot less costly than how much users are “paying” now.
 

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I think the foundation for that happening has been laid now. It might force FB to turn to a paid subscription model, bundling FB & Instagram to reduce the risks significantly in the future for users, with significant discounts for users in certain countries who may not have the financial resources that users in richer countries have. Paying for a subscription may be a lot less costly than how much users are “paying” now.
Hard to say how much of a role that foundation really plays for much of the general consumers who are still flocking to Facebook and other similar services to this day.
 

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Zuck better be careful. Any more FB screwups with enough public outcry as a result and Apple may decide to remove FB and Instagram from the App Store all together, at least until FB can prove to Apple that they take the security of personal data more seriously with effective measures to counter manipulation and obtrusive data collection/dissemination. Things haven’t been too friendly between the two companies and I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple is considering its own cross-platform social media service with a strong emphasis on data security now as a result of FB’s blunders.
I am very surprised that Apple even let them integrate in the first place. Common sense kicked in later and it was removed. If Steve Jobs was around he would not have allowed for it to be integrated.
 

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I think the foundation for that happening has been laid now. It might force FB to turn to a paid subscription model, bundling FB & Instagram to reduce the risks significantly in the future for users, with significant discounts for users in certain countries who may not have the financial resources that users in richer countries have. Paying for a subscription may be a lot less costly than how much users are “paying” now.
I don't not use FB now that is free much less I will use it if they want to charge money for it
is not that I don't have money to pay is just that I don't have any use for FB
I personally don't like it, never had , never will , I respect those who use it and like it
I don't like my personal data or privacy flying around
that's why I don't expose myself to social media
I like privacy
people just upload pictures of the most ridiculous things
I understand people who hasn't seen each others in years
but Thera re other ways too find people and also to send pictures to family or friends
without putting your entire life in FB for everyone else to see it

really hope FB gets shut down soon, can't stand the guy
 

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I am very surprised that Apple even let them integrate in the first place. Common sense kicked in later and it was removed. If Steve Jobs was around he would not have allowed for it to be integrated.
Um, this was done under Steve's tenure as CEO of Apple, not Tim Cook's. If I remember correctly, this goes back to iOS 6 or 7 and has been in there ever since.