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I have a login screen, the user has two options:

'Signin with Facebook'

'Continue without signin' (no account registration required)

The button text for the second option I have chosen is:

'Signin anonymously'

As an account is still made automatically which will save settings etc for the users unique phone

I dont like this text though, does it sound strange?

should it be?

'Continue without signin'

'Continue'

Or something else? Even so, these don't accurately describe that an account is being made automatically, hence why I did not choose them

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    How certain are you that automatically creating an account for them isn't in breach of privacy laws? Or by "creating an account automatically/regardless" do you mean "storing settings locally on the device"? – Nate Green Aug 5 '16 at 19:49
  • So how exactly this login works? No password required, no email, no social media account? Maybe I'm not right, but this would be strange no matter what name it has. – Madalina Taina Aug 7 '16 at 4:52
  • It would make an account number based on random generation that would be able the access account data remotely unique to that phone – Mark Farrell Aug 7 '16 at 9:03
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You can think of one more option in case you do not wish to register - but just expolre the app - that is Skip button on the login screen . this will allow your user to explore - be aware - like your app and then register at some key point . this will reduce your flying off visitors and make them stick for longer time span . you can choose to place this skip button at the bottom side of the screen

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Another option is to use the label "Use as Guest". That should make it clear that the next screen will be the same as the one when logging in ("Continue" can be ambiguous) and "guest", a relatively frequently used term, is easier to digest than "anonymous".

It still doesn't make it clear that an account is still made, but that sounds like a tall order for a button. If this is a privacy issue (if the data is saved only locally, it shouldn't be), consider adding a descriptive label below the button or showing a confirmation dialog after the user taps the button.

  • or just "Guest login" – drabsv Aug 8 '16 at 8:42
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"Sign in using your phone number"

Or

"Continue using your phone number"

It's clear and exactly what is the case. Avoid ambiguous language if you want to be fair to users and make your intentions clear.

  • This makes sense if you require a phone number from the user, but if it's unnecessary info, then it doesn't make sense. (Also, remember that this app might run on a device that isn't associated with a phone number, like a tablet.) – Tin Man Aug 9 '16 at 11:21
  • As far as I understand it is a phone number required based on this part of the question: "As an account is still made automatically which will save settings etc for the users unique phone". – jazZRo Aug 9 '16 at 16:36

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