You've probably noticed more and more websites these days prompting you to log in or create an account by using your existing Facebook account. This is a quick and easy way for Facebook users to join a plethora of websites with one click, saving time during registration.
Today, we have added this functionality to SparkPeople. Since so many people are using Facebook logins now and Facebook has so many members, we wanted to make the option available for those who like it.
New registrants who come to the site will now have the option
to join SparkPeople by using their Facebook account (if they have one). These Facebook registrants will also log back in to the site this way each time they return. This new login method is completely optional
. New members can still join the site just like everyone else always has: by creating a username and a password to log in to SparkPeople.
What does this mean for you?
If you're already a member, you can continue logging in to SparkPeople with the username and password you've always used. Because of this new functionality, all members will see some new links on our login pages that prompt you to log in using your Facebook account, but these links only apply to people who have connected their Facebook account to SparkPeople. Everyone else can simply ignore these links. We just wanted to let you know what they were for in case you were confused about seeing them.
However, some of you may recall that SparkPeople has had a Facebook-connect option for a long time, as a way for you to choose to share certain SparkPeople tasks (weighing in, joining a Team, tracking exercise, your Current Status, etc.) on your Facebook wall automatically. If you want to connect your SparkPeople account to Facebook, you can earn SparkPoints by doing so. AND, you can also use the "log in with Facebook" options we mentioned above (optional) anytime you log back into the site. To learn more about the SparkPeople-Facebook connect, click here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/spark-facebook.asp
Please remember that if you do not use Facebook, or do not want to connect your accounts, this has absolutely no impact on you whatsoever.
If you have any questions, please post them below or on our support message boards.