What features does my app have permission to use?

Every description page for an app in the Windows Store includes a list of features that the app has permission to use after you've installed it on your PC. For example, a travel app might use your location to help identify interesting landmarks near you, a photo app might use your photos to create a slide show or an instant messaging app might use the webcam connected to your PC for video chats.

To view the features an app has permission to use

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Store to open the Windows Store.

  2. Search or browse for an app, then tap or click it.

  3. Scroll to the Details section of the app's description page to see the full list of features the app has permission to use.


  • After you install an app on your PC, you can see the list of permissions for it. In the app, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings (or if you're using a mouse, point to the bottom corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, then click Settings), then tap or click Permissions.

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