A new login tool from Facebook has finally been launched by the social media giant. The tool had been announced during the F8 developer’s conference last year. This tool focuses on offering its users the option of choose what they want to share with websites and third party apps.
Previously, users would have to submit personal information like photos, date of birth, friend’s lists to the app in order to use it. However, the new provision allows users to choose what data can be accessed by the app.
According to a Facebook post, which originally was written last year when the new update was announced, if you log into any apps using your account on Facebook, the new app cannot access all the private data from you Facebook account.
Many people use their accounts on Facebook to access apps to so they can avoid the hassle of creating other usernames and passwords then try to remember them all.
With the new form of logging in, people are able to select the data the app is allowed to access by un-checking different information categories.
If the user wishes to share their list of friends with an app, but not their own birth date, they are able to make those types of choices easier at this time.
Facebook has announced the changes to its API login, the tech app that developers use so users can easily make new accounts on apps using their accounts on Facebook.
A product manager of Facebook during an interview said if a particular developer has not prepared for the update with Facebook and its app is coded to still rely on parts of personal information on Facebook that now can be withheld, it could cause a problem.
However, that is not likely, the report said that when you click Log in on an app, the user shall be then redirected to an approval page for logging in.
There the user can see a link that always the user to choose the info that is provided and then lets the user choose the elements in the profile that are shared.
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