Facebook Adds Another Login Option

Usernames will now work, too

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It’s once again time for people who secured their first choice of Facebook usernames to pat themselves on the back.  Facebook wants to make life easier by allowing folks to sign in with those usernames instead of their email addresses.

That means someone with the username BobJones and a set of matching email addresses can just input his password after entering "BobJones" and not worry about typing BobJones@gmail.com, BobJones@yahoo.com, or BobJones@hotmail.com.  And he can do so from any Web browser, mobile phone, or Facebook Connect-enabled website.

We’ll admit, this isn’t revolutionary and probably won’t lead to more traffic or revenue for Facebook; most individuals are up to the task of typing the extra 10-12 characters.  Also, the change isn’t even significant in the sense that Facebook’s forcing it upon users, because email addresses will still work perfectly well.

The one thing we’ll suggest is that you take this opportunity to review your password.  Would-be hackers (or pranksters or exes) can now skip the step of trying to link email addresses to Facebook accounts, and just go straight to seeing if your dog’s name is the only thing standing between you and identity theft.

Overall, though, this development should please most Facebook users and save them a tiny bit of time.

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