Facebook Testing New Registration Social Plugin

Facebook is currently testing a new registration plugin that enables websites to make it easier for users to register for their site.

Facebook is currently testing a new registration plugin that enables websites to make it easier for users to register for their site.

Site owners will be able to select which fields they’d like to capture and then as much of that information will be pre-populated with Facebook data. It’s a system which will assist in the “user onboarding” process for sites. While Facebook had previously prevented developers (via the terms of service) from pre-populating forms with Facebook data, this new product makes things much easier.

Facebook continues to release products that make it efficient as possible for site-owners to acquire new users. Facebook knows that as long as they can continue assisting developers with this step, which is the most critical step for any internet product, developers will continue to use Facebook as an identity provider. Simply put: it makes business sense. You can view a version of the new registration plugin being tested via via this Friendfeed registration form.