Facebook forces developers to ask for permission to post back to Facebook

Third party Facebook apps can annoy users by posting information back to Facebook without them knowing when and how. So, Facebook has clamped down and the company is now making developers be clearer about asking permission to post through a new log in.

Facebook apps will have to ask for permission to access a user’s data; and developers will also have to separately ask for permission to post updates or activity back to the social site.  Developers rely on the Facebook log-in to manage identity and to ensure new users automatically have friends that they can interact with in third-party apps.  The network continues to encourage developers to build in-app activity into their apps (see Wednesday’s post about Share Dialog SDK) despite the fact that the Facebook log-in is already used more than 850 million times a month.

Image by babyben.


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