Let users sign up to your marketplace with their social media accounts.
Sign up with Facebook and Google
Reduce friction in signup. Let your users sign up and log in to your marketplace with their Facebook or Google accounts.
Hi <<First name>>!
Creating a new account to an online service can be a pain. You need to fill in sensitive data, come up with a new password (and remember it), find a profile photo, and so on. Some users might even decide not to sign up to your marketplace just because there’s friction in the account creation process.
The latest Sharetribe Flex improvement helps you speed up the signup process significantly. You can now let users sign up and log in to your marketplace with a Facebook or Google account.
How to enable social logins
Taking the new social logins feature to use on your marketplace is easy. First, configure a Facebook app or Google API credentials. The linked articles have step-by-step instructions.
After doing this, go to the Build section in your Console and navigate to Social logins & SSO. There, you can add a new identity provider (Facebook and Google are the identity providers in this context).
After configuring the new signup options, you need to add them to your user interface.
If you have the latest version of Flex Template for Web, you just need to add the keys provided by Facebook or Google to your environment configuration variables. And voilà: the Facebook and Google buttons appear in the signup and login pages of your marketplace.