How third party Gmail app developers can read your Gmail

Tired of doing app registration! 

Found out login with Gmail option and you logged-in without noticing any access permission.

Source: Google Account

This is the best way to sneak out third party app developers into your Gmail. Google assures Gmail users that their inboxes are private and secure. Google even stop scanning our emails altogether. Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to third-party apps.

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article claiming that the third-party app developers can read private details of millions of Gmail users, including recipient addresses, time stamps, and entire messages. They also accused that some developers allow Google employees to read emails.

Google also replied to WSJ “very specific cases where you ask us to and give consent, or where we need to for security purposes, such as investigating a bug or abuse”.

How to check up your Gmail account

  1. From your Gmail account, click on your profile image in the top right corner and click Google account.
  2. Then choose “apps with account access” from Sign-in & security section.
  3. From here, you can see which apps have been linked to your Google account.


The fact is that whenever you allow a third-party app to access your Gmail account, you are opening yourself up to the possibility that someone, somewhere is reading your emails. After all, you are the one giving developers access.