Facebook has implemented plenty of changes over the past couple of months, which has been annoying for some users. The social media platform has started integrating advertisements directly into the timeline, which means people with fewer friends are almost seeing more advertisements than update from friends. In addition, applications that run using the social networking site, such as mobile apps, are often posting things on timelines without the permission of users. And now, the company has listened to annoyed users and the business development director is revealing what changes are in store.
According to a new Mashable report published on Aug. 22, Facebook is now revealing the new changes that users can only be happy about. The site has revealed that there will be a two-step app permission process, meaning users have more control about what they share.
"The first step asks for "read permissions," which dictate the information from the app accessible to Facebook. The second step presents "write permissions," which if accepted, allow the user to post directly back to his news feed through the app," reads the report from Mashable.
"We understand people's concerns about apps posting on their Timeline or to their friends," Facebook posted on its official blog. "The recent changes to Login are just the beginning of more improvements you'll see as we continue working to provide useful services for developers that are easy for users to understand." Of course, many people don't want to share what they are doing on their apps on their mobile phones, so the fact that the social media website is doing something to protect users is great. One can imagine that people can choose what content they share on their timelines.
Are you excited to use this new app-permission system?