Posted May 01, 2018 05:00:48A little known feature in Google’s new Facebook integration is letting you sign into your account on the social network by simply pointing your phone at it.
It can be used to log in, add a friend, and delete friends, but it also lets you add friends without going through Facebook’s “Sign in” option.
“You can sign into Facebook on your Android phone by pointing your device at the Facebook icon in the top right corner of the Facebook app,” Google explains in a tutorial video for the feature.
It also includes a section to help users sign in without going into the “Sign-in” option, explaining that the app “may not display an option for sign in if you don’t have an Android phone.”
While Google’s tutorial isn’t quite as informative as it should be, it does contain a helpful section on how to set up the option on your phone and how to use it.
The app is free to download for users in the US, UK, and Canada, and users in Mexico, Brazil, and India can sign up for an account at a cost of $0.99.
Google says it will update the tutorial in the future to make it more clear about what is required to sign in, and if Google is doing enough to prevent accounts from being deleted by malicious people.
“The video below is for a specific version of the Android app that you may not have on your device,” Google says.
“If you want to set it up on a different Android device, please send us your device details and we’ll send you instructions to set one up.”
Google also includes links to Google Accounts FAQs and Google Play Support FAQs.