Facebook introduces anonymous login for third party apps

Facebook has made it easy to log onto websites and third party apps by using their user name and password from their social network account. Today, Facebook revealed it is working on a way to do the same thing but without having any personal information be transmitted from the account to the app.

The anonymous login feature is one of the many changes Facebook announced today as part of its f8 developers conference. The company stated that this addition will allow users a chance to hold off on revealing more information to third party apps until they feel comfortable with using them. The feature is currently in testing with a few apps and will be rolled out to more of them in the near future.

Facebook also announced that users will soon be able to select specific information they wish to share with third party apps if they use the login feature. For example, they can decide if they want to reveal their name and email address, but not their birthday. It also won't write any posts to Facebook's News Feed without the user's permission. The new Facebook login features will be made available in the coming months.

Finally, users will be able to view which Facebook-connected apps they have with a new dashboard. It will allow them to manage any specific permissions for each app, or to remove some of them from their list.

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