Facebook Intros Anonymous Login
Facebook today announced several changes to its login tools. The first is called anonymous login and will allow people to log into apps using their Facebook credentials, but without sharing any of their personal data with the app in question. Facebook sees this as a way for users to try apps on a trial basis without giving up all their details right away. Facebook is beta testing anonymous login with developers right now and expects to roll it out to most users in several months. The second tool gives users granular control over exactly which details they share with an app when using Facebook login. For example, users will be able to share their email address but not their phone number or birthday if they want. The new Facebook Login also won't post to Facebook without permission. Facebook said it plans to review new apps that use Facebook login to make sure the apps are of high quality and won't take advantage of user details. The new Facebook login will roll out slowly over the coming months. Last, Facebook said it is creating a new dashboard so users can easily see what they've shared with various apps. The dashboard will display which apps have full access to their data, which have been logged into anonymously, and allow users to make changes on the fly. The redesigned app control panel will be rolling out over the next few weeks. The announcements were made during Facebook's f8 developer conference.
Yahoo Ditching Facebook/Google Login for Flickr
Yahoo recently indicated via its support pages that it will soon no longer support Facebook or Google login for Flickr. Yahoo first revealed plans to remove Facebook/Google login back in March.
Facebook to Turn Messenger Into a Platform for Apps
Facebook today announced Messenger Platform, an expansion of its messaging application that will let developers tap into key features. Facebook envisions Messenger Platform as new place for people to express themselves and share content.
Facebook Rolling Out 'Save' Feature
Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow users to save content for later viewing. The tool can be used to earmark links, places, movies, TV, and music.
Facebook Messenger No Longer Requires Facebook Account
Facebook said beginning today people do not have to have a Facebook account to use Facebook Messenger. When first loading the app, users will have the option of signing in with a phone number rather than their Facebook account.
It is so glitchy. sigh. Even worse than before. Facebook for Android just keeps getting worse and worse. >