Facebook has launched anonymous login, a way for users to log into apps, without sharing any personal information from Facebook, at the company’s annual developer conference f8, taking place in San Francisco. The social networking giant also launched a new version of Facebook login, that gives users the option to pick and choose what information apps get, as well as a redesigned dashboard for apps.
Before we take a slightly detailed look at what’s new and what’s changing, here is a fun fact. Last year, people logged into apps and websites with Facebook Login over 10 billion times. For a handy comparison, the population of the earth is 7.1 billion.
Facebook Anonymous Login: Anonymous Login lets people log in to apps with Facebook, but without sharing their personal information. Users will have the option to decide later if they want to share any information with the app. Facebook is testing Anonymous Login with a few developers, and says it plans to open it up to more developers in the coming months.
Facebook Login: Facebook has introduced a new version of login, that lets users select the data an app gets by unchecking categories of information, one by one. For example, if someone wants to share their email address with an app, but not their birthday, they can make that choice. The new login also lets people edit the info that they provide, and highlights the audience that apps will post to. The new Login will be rolling out over the next few months.
Redesigned dashboard: Facebook is unveiling a redesigned dashboard where people can see a list of apps they use, manage specific permissions, or remove apps entirely. The new dashboard will be rolling out over the coming weeks.
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