Facebook has finally launched the new Facebook Login tool, which provides users with an option to choose what profile information they share with third party applications and websites.
Previous to this update, the user who wanted to save some time by creating separate profiles on various apps and websites and chose Facebook login, had to share all Facebook profile information, such as birth date, birth place and friends list.
According to Facebook announcement of the new login tool, the users will have a variety of new options to choose from when using Facebook login to access apps and websites.
Facebook Login tool will provide the user with an option to uncheck certain categories of information they don’t want to share. In addition to this feature, Facebook has redesigned application control panel, a central place where user can see and manage applications.
Anonymous login, a feature announced by Facebook at F8 2014, allowing users to test the apps without sharing any personal information, is still in beta, and Facebook is continuing to test it with developers.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”– Simon Cross” author_title=”Facebook product manager”]
If a developer hasn’t prepared for Facebook’s update and its app is still coded to rely on parts of your Facebook information that you now withhold, it could bug out. But this is unlikely. (…) When you hit ‘Log in with Facebook’ on an app, you shall be redirected to the login approval page. There, you’ll now see a link to ‘edit the info you provide’, which lets you pick and choose which elements of your profile you share.
According to ReCode, lots of apps have already implemented the new login ahead of the 30th April deadline, so there shouldn’t be any issues with the tool. However, the developer has any information you shared with them before the update, so it’s up to each user to contact the app creator and request that the information be deleted.
Unrelated to this feature, Facebook has launched a new scrapbooking feature that helps parents gather all of their children’s photos in one place and control the tagging across the social network.