Facebook's New Login Flow Leads to 50 Percent Fewer Permissions Asked by Apps
Facebook's year-long mission to give users more control over what information they share with apps is about to come to full fruition.
Facebook’s year-long mission to give users more control over what information they share with apps is about to come to full fruition.
By April 30, developers who use Facebook login have to update their login flow to allow for users to choose which information they share. If users don’t want to share their birthday, likes or email address, they can opt out before connecting to the app. This login experience for apps was first announced at last year’s f8 conference.
Facebook Product Manager Simon Cross told reporters Tuesday that most major apps have come into compliance and that only a scant minority of apps on the Facebook platform could encounter problems on Thursday:
Our job here is to give people control of the information they share with apps.