Source: More granular Google Account permissions with Google OAuth and APIs from Google Developer
Posted by Adam Dawes, Senior Product Manager
Google offers a wide variety of APIs that third-party app developers can use to build features for Google users. Granting access to this data is an important decision. Going forward, consumers will get more fine-grained control over what account data they choose to share with each app
Over the next few months, we’ll start rolling out an improvement to our API infrastructure. We will show each permission that an app requests one at a time, within its own dialog, instead of presenting all permissions in a single dialog*. Users will have the ability to grant or deny permissions individually.
To prepare for this change, there are a number of actions you should take with your app:
An example of contextual permission gathering
These changes will begin to roll out to new clients starting this month and will get extended to existing clients at the beginning of 2019. Google continues to invest heavily in our developer tools and platforms. Together with the changes we made last year, we expect this improvement will help increase transparency and trust in our app ecosystem.
We look forward to working with you through this change. If you have feedback, please comment below. Or, if you have any technical questions, please post them on stackoverflow under the google-oauth tag.
*our different login scopes (
plus.me) are all combined in the same consent and don’t need to be requested separately.