Facebook Announced Several Changes to Its Platform for Developers

Some APIs require new app review permissions, while others were scrapped due to poor usage

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Facebook announced a host of changes to the various application-programming interfaces on its platform with the aim of protecting user data and phasing out poorly used APIs and tools.

Vice president of product partnerships Ime Archibong detailed all of the changes in a Newsroom post Monday.

Facebook’s Graph API Explorer App is being depreciated Monday, meaning that developers can no longer use it to run test queries on Graph API Explorer, and they must instead do so via the access tokens on their own applications.

The social network introduced its Profile Expression Kit at its F8 developers’ conference in April 2016 and made it available to IOS and Android developers globally in September of that year, enabling developers to share photos and videos created in their apps as profile pictures and videos on Facebook.




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