People tell us they’re sometimes worried about sharing information with apps and want more choice and control over what personal information apps receive. Today’s announcements put power and control squarely in people’s hands.
Anonymous Login lets people log in to apps so they don’t have to remember usernames and passwords, but it doesn’t share personal information from Facebook. People can decide later if they want to share any additional information, once they understand more about the app.
Facebook is testing Anonymous Login with a few developers, and plans to open it up to more developers in the coming months.
Line by Line Control with Facebook Login
With the new Login, people can 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 with a couple taps. The new Facebook Login also won’t post to Facebook without permission.
Facebook says it will soon start reviewing new apps that use Facebook Login to help ensure higher quality apps are available to people – apps that ask for the information they actually need and aren’t posting anything back to Facebook without people’s explicit permission. The new Login will be rolling out over the next few months.
Redesigned App Control Panel
Facebook today announced a newly designed dashboard where people can see a list of apps they use, manage specific permissions, or remove apps entirely. It will be rolling out over the coming weeks.