Facebook 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 it presents 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, so access by phone number is more common.
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 allied with mobile service operators in these regions to offer a new account start-up 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 to ensure that the login process works correctly “regardless of the type of network or device that the person is using”, Facebook explained in a statement.
Also, and to avoid mistakes when writing the numbers, the company presented the option to auto-complete information for registration, login and account recovery. By developing this function with service operators and not just with browsers, “it makes this available to more people on more devices”, they say.
However, these are optional news, as indicated by the company, so the users will also be asked whether or not to save their phone number. If they choose not to use these new options, Facebook ensures that “we will not receive the mobile network number to auto-complete the form”.