The New ‘Login’ Feature for Facebook Allows Users to Choose What they Share
All worried Facebook users can take a deep breath and relax, as the social networking site now allows its users to choose what they share with third-party websites. The new login tool announced at the F8 developers conference last year has finally paved its way through.
According to a blog post on Facebook, the website will now allow users to edit the information they share with other websites over the course of signing in to other apps using their Facebook username.
With the new Facebook Login we introduced last year, it’s easier for people to control the information they share with your app. The new Login gives people the option to opt out of the permissions apps request — so it’s important to build a Login experience that works well for people no matter what permissions they grant or decline.
The issue about security and privacy of Facebook users has been the talk of the town for quite long. Some users were so concerned about the excessive information sharing that they had to deactivate their accounts. Now they have control over what they wish to share with other apps. The new login feature will allow users to use apps without sharing any information at all.
All apps have been advised to change their existing systems for operations. If any app crashes it would mean that they were still relying on their previous methods of operation. A lot of major league apps implemented the updates ahead of the deadline. The new feature does not allow users to take back the information already provided though.
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.
If the user still wishes to stop the broadcasting of personal information provided prior to this update, he/she would have to personally ask the app to delete the already provided information.