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Microsoft Adds Facebook Login Support to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

November 14, 2013ByDhiren Patel

Facebook Login provides a fast and secure sign up experience across web, iOS, and Android apps. Today, Microsoft is adding official support for Facebook Login in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps in partnership with Facebook. Facebook Login for Windows 8 is ready to use in production apps, while Windows Phone 8 support is being launched in beta.

Setting up your Windows and Windows Phone apps

To use Facebook Login in your Windows or Windows Phone app, you need to set the appropriate Microsoft IDs in your developer settings:

To obtain your Windows Store ID, login to your Windows Store account and follow the rest of the steps. To obtain your Windows Phone ID, find the product ID you entered in your WMAppManifest.xml file without the dashes.

We're excited to partner with Microsoft to help Windows and Windows Phone developers reduce sign up friction and reach Login conversion rates of 70% or above. For more details, please visit the documentation for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. You can also use the Facebook C# SDK developed by the Outercurve Foundation and sponsored by Microsoft.