Please make a way to discuss things privately with the management regarding some things that may not be best discussed publicly, like the use of facebook on the log in sign, which is highly alarming yet controversial.
I personally do not think that allowing people to log in via Facebook is so sensitive that it needs to be discussed in private. This forum is the main way for FS users to communicate with each other and with staff, and frequently sees public discussions about features of the FS website. Polite criticism of FS is welcome and common. The main two issues that get discussed privately rather than on this forum are Latter Day Saint ordinances and the genealogy of living persons.
But if you'd rather discuss it privately, I respect that. Hopefully a FS staff member will see this and send a private message to you and initiate a conversation.
Or if you'd like to share your opinions publicly, feel free to do so in this thread.
My question is, Why was a Facebook log-in option added? It seems unnecessary and I'm not sure that I want everyone one Facebook seeing what I do on FS.org or seeing that I have logged in.
I would imagine they will have to register with FS like the rest of us and then may be able to login with their FB credentials. Don't really know just speculating. Maybe someone knows more in the Tech group.
@LAHS6, this may be of some interest to you KA RE: FB Account
Don't be alarmed. 🙃 This is just another option for people to use to login to FamilySearch. It provides a simple option for someone who has a Facebook account to use that username and password to login to FamilySearch. It means one less login to remember for those who choose to use it. And for some it is feels safer and more comfortable to use a familiar platform. No one has to login through Facebook. Currently this is only available for new accounts.
Also, no information is being shared from Facebook to FamilySearch and visa versa. All Facebook knows is that a person used their Facebook username and password to login to FamilySearch and that is all. Nothing will be posted or shared to Facebook from FamilySearch.
The knowledge article posted above as been updated a bit, so I'm including the link here again.
Hope this helps!