Facebook shuts down custom feed sharing prompts and 12 other APIs

Facebook is making good on Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to prioritize user safety and data privacy over its developer platform. Today Facebook and Instagram announced a slew of API shut downs and changes designed to stop developers from being able to pull you or your friends data without express permission, drag in public content, or trick you into sharing. Some changes go into effect today, and others roll out on August 1st so developers have over 90 days to fix their apps. They follow the big changes announced two weeks ago

Most notably, app developers will have to start using the standardized Facebook sharing dialog to request the ability to publish to the News Feed on a user’s behalf. They’ll no longer be  able to use the publish_actions API that let them design a custom…

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