Facebook Platform weekly push report for February 20

As you may already know, Facebook pushes new updates to the Platform almost every Tuesday night. Inside Facebook will cover every change to the Platform that’s relevant to developers and marketers. Yesterday’s release included the following updates:

  • Facebook has now completely removed the actor_id parameter from feed.publishTemplatizedAction. Now, passing in an actor to templated feed items will have no effect. This means that “passive” feed items (feed items published for a user not actively causing the feed item to be sent) will no longer work correctly.
  • Facebook added the ability to dynamically use the appropriate possessive pronouns in feed items according to a person’s gender.  This means that developers can now use “his” and “her” in feed items. For example, “{actor} updated <fb:pronoun uid=”actor” possessive=”true” useyou=”false”/> status.”