Following its announcement from last year’s F8 developers conference, Facebook has launched the new Facebook Login tool. The updated tool, as mentioned by the firm previously, focuses on giving the user the option to choose what they share with third-party apps and websites they log in to using their Facebook credentials.
Until now, users had no option but to share their Facebook information when they signed into apps or websites via Facebook Login. Either the app got all the details including the birth date, email address, access to friend list, profile and more or the users would have to create an account and remember another set of credentials.
With the updated Facebook Login (seen above), users will be able to choose what data an app will be able to access. “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,” said the firm last year while introducing the tool. The app or website will also not be able to post anything on Facebook without user’s permission.
When users tap “Log in with Facebook” in an app, they will now be navigated to the Facebook Login page where they can tap on “Edit the info you provide” to choose what details they want to share with the app or website. Within the option users can simply uncheck the info they don’t want to share with the app or website.
Notably, Facebook gave developers an year to make suitable changes needed in their apps to integrate smoothly with the new Login Page, the time which was up on Thursday. According to Simon Cross, Facebook Product manager, the app is likely to crash after the new Login Page if the developer has not yet made the app compatible with the tool, reports Recode.