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.
Facebook Expands WiFi Finder Tool
Facebook today made its free Find WiFi service available to more people around the world. Facebook has been testing the tool in select regions since last year.
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 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.
Facebook Adds More Control Over Location Sharing In Messenger
Facebook today altered the way it handles location sharing within Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed users to set their location-sharing status to on or off.
It is so glitchy. sigh. Even worse than before. Facebook for Android just keeps getting worse and worse. >