Facebook to Pull Plug on Like Box Social Plugin June 23

Say goodbye to Facebook’s like box as of June 23, as the social network said it is phasing out that social plugin in favor of its page plugin.

LikeBoxSay goodbye to Facebook’s like box as of June 23, as the social network said it is phasing out that social plugin in favor of its page plugin.

The move was quietly announced in the developers’ documentation for the like box:

With the release of Graph API v2.3, the like box plugin is deprecated and will stop working June 23. Use the new page plugin instead. The page plugin allows you to embed a simple feed of content from a page into your websites.

The like box is a special version of the like button designed only for Facebook pages. It allows admins to promote their pages and embed a simple feed of content from a page into other sites.

UPDATED: The like box will not simply disappear from pages June 23: It will be converted to the page plugin. Also, Facebook recommends that site owners update their codes to incorporate the new software-development kit and Graph API.

Page administrators: What do you think of this move by Facebook?