Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new Facebook Anonymous Login today, which allows Facebook users to log in to a Facebook app anonymously, instead of having to give up their Facebook user information.
In addition to allowing Facebook users to sign into an app anonymously, it also means that the app won’t have access to your Facebook user data, such as your name, address, and list of friends
Said Zuckerberg, at the f8 conference for Facebook developers, “Today, we want to do more to put control and power back into people’s hands.”
A post by Facebook about the Facebook Anonymous Login explains that “Sometimes people want to try out apps, but they’re not ready to share any information about themselves. For this, we’re introducing a way to log in to apps anonymously. Anonymous Login lets people log in to apps so they don’t have to remember usernames and passwords, but it doesn’t share personal information from Facebook. People can decide later if they want to share any additional information, once they understand more about the app.”
Facebook is rolling Facebook Anonymous Login out slowly, starting with select apps, and then rolling it out across more apps later. So if you don’t see it available for your favourite apps yet, you may in the future.