Facebook has introduced changes in the login and account recovery screen that seek to simplify the process with an auto-complete information system, focused on countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa, which is presented as optional and does not require the user to share their number phone.
The company understands that not in all countries access to its platform is used in the same way through an email, since there are places in the world where users do not even have one, being more usual access through the number of phone.
These are, in addition to countries where, given the limitations of the network, it is usually common to have several SIM cards, which makes it difficult to identify the primary SIM at the login to the Facebook account.
Therefore, the technology company has partnered with mobile service operators of Latin America, Asia and Africa to offer a new account startup and recovery system. Thus, when the user is going to log out, he will see a new screen in which he will be asked if he wants to save his access data.
The collaboration with the operators seeks that the login process works correctly "regardless of the type of network or device that the person is using," They explain from Facebook in a statement.
Also, and to avoid mistakes when writing the numbers, the company has introduced the option of autocomplete information for registration, login and account recovery. By developing this function with service operators and not just with browsers, "it makes this capacity available to more people on more devices," they say.
However, these are optional news, as indicated by the company, so the user will also be asked whether or not to save their phone number. If you choose not to use these new options, Facebook ensures that "we will not receive your mobile network number to auto-complete the form."