While Facebook previously announced to developers that application profile boxes would no longer be allowed, many users were taken off guard as application boxes began disappearing from their profiles yesterday afternoon. While the volume of complaints was not that extreme, many users continued to complain and demand that Facebook return the boxes. While we’re not quite sure how many users were interacting with application boxes, it’s safe to say that millions of users had them installed on their profile.
Many Facebook users were disappointed simply because they had no notification that the boxes would be removed. Whether it was Causes, used to show how much they had raised for a specific issue, or another profile box that users were installing to express themselves, applications will now be limited to profile tabs. It’s not the most dramatic change that we’ve set yet, however this combined with the removal of the publisher for applications should definitely have a measurable impact on developers.
Are you disappointed that the profile boxes are gone or were they just an annoyance?