Facebook, the social media and advertising giant, has announced that it will enable users to have more power over who will access their personal and privileged data by rolling out anonymous login features.
The company has always been working on offering a more custom-tailored experience in order to make their users feel more accustomed and familiar with their designs. Lately Facebook has been bombarded by users complaining about privacy matters. An increasing number of users are concerned about how their private information circulates.
As a result, in an attempt to address the concerns of millions of users the social network giant has introduced the anonymous login feature, which allows Facebook users to choose which Facebook credentials they want to share with websites they log in or other third-party apps. So far users could not choose whether they wanted to share Facebook information when they signed in to websites or apps using Facebook Login. The only options available were wither to share all the details such as birth date, profile, e-mail address, friend list or to create another account and share another series of credentials.
At the F8 developers conference from last year Facebook announced that they will introduce a new API soon. The developers had almost a year to change the apps in order to fi with the new Login Page. The new allows users to select which information an app will be accessed. If a person wants to share their e-mail address but do not want to share their birthday it takes just some taps to make this choice. The website and the app will not be able to share anything on Facebook without the user’s approval.
When a user selects “Log in with Facebook” on a website or in an app they will be redirected to the Facebook Log in page where they have the option “Edit the info you provide”. This will allow them to choose whether to grant or deny access to different types of information. When they select this option users have to uncheck the data which they do not want to share.
Facebook Product manager, Simon Cross, warned the developers that if their websites or apps were not yet made compatible with the tool they will most likely crash after the new Login Page will page will be introduced.
The new Login will be rolled out in the following months and in the next few weeks the update app control panel will be made available.
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