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Facebook Announces Anonymous Login and Redesigned App Control Panel

Whenever you download an application onto your phone, it seems that no matter what it is – be it a game or social network-esque type of app – there is always an option to log in with Facebook.

Sometimes in doing so, you are allowing the app to post updates on your behalf to your Feed, which usually does nothing but annoy the heck out of your Facebook friends. In addition, the app then has a very nice little profile on you, with all of your Facebook info automatically inputted. To help combat this issue, giving users more of an option, Facebook announced Anonymous Login today, which will allow users to log in to applications using an “anonymous” account. 

When you select to anonymously log in, the app gets restricted access to your information, which basically lets you test out the app before you go all-in with your personal information. To manage these new settings, Facebook has also introduced a new App Control Panel. In the panel, users will be able to manage all of the login and access points for the apps they have downloaded and given permission to.

To top it all off, as if all of this wasn’t enough from the team at Zuckerbook, Facebook is introducing a redesigned Login set of permissions. Usually, you would only see a very limited choice of which permissions you could grant or deny to an app, but now, the options are much more extensive. For example, if someone wants to share their email address with an app, but not their birthday, they can make that choice with just a few taps. Fancy, right?

To get a sense for how this new feature works, check out Facebook’s video below which details Anonymous Login.

Via: Facebook
  • Justin Schmiesing

    Not now button isn’t good enough when games spam it every 10 minutes.

  • tdurden64111

    “Brazzers would like to post directly to your wall: Accept or Deny?”

  • picaso86

    Facebook iOS 7 UI for android? anyone?

  • Greg

    Mmmm those bezels make that iPhone so sexy…

  • Kevin

    I want the IOS 7 UI.

  • Travis Carr

    Uh. “Inputed”? Not a word…

    • PoisonApple31


    • JoeBob

      The past tense of input is … ready for this? … input.

  • James Keleman

    Has anyone noticed the new “home settings” in the Facebook app? Any droidlife guys notice either? Go to app settings and scroll to the bottom

    • Cesar

      Just did so. I don’t see any “home settings” option there. Perhaps it’s another server side option that FB is testing?

      • James Keleman


        • Cesar

          Yes, I see it, but it’s not showing up in my instance. Like I said, this is possibly another update that FB has control over server side and isn’t going to be available to all users right off the bat.

  • jwildman16

    The configurable login permissions is something G+ has had that was lacking with Facebook. It’s a nice addition, for sure.

  • Maxim∑

    what phone is that?

    • Joe M

      I think it’s Oppo’s new TwoPlus Two. It’s not very popular, you’ve probably never heard of it.

      • Chewy789

        Oh god my sides

      • 213ninja

        so it’s the 4 not the 5….duh Name.

    • Name


      • Maxim∑

        thanks, wasn’t sure

    • Kevin

      I think it’s GS5 Mini.

      • Blue Sun

        Obviously not the Verizon version (due to lack of branding).