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Facebook API Changes on April 4th, 2018

Facebook Changes

Facebook has decided to retire certain public API endpoints without warning on April 4th, 2018. This is affecting parts of our plugin Feed Them Social. It will no longer be possible to display feeds from Groups or Events at this time with our plugin (vs 2.4.1+). Facebook has effectively cut off the group endpoints and it is required you get an app approved to display events. For these reasons we are going to retire the Events feed and Group feed until they are made public again.

We apologize for any inconvenience and also for not being able to give you any prior warning to this happening due to Facebook not giving us the opportunity. Please know we will be diligently working on improving Feed Them Social to adapt to these changes if and when they become available.

You can read specific details about the changes here: https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2018/04/04/facebook-api-platform-product-changes/ and here https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/restricting-data-access/

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18 comments
  1. “Facebook Events Feed works but fb now requires that you use a page access token. The page access token must be for that facebook page for it to work. An APP ID will not work anymore. Posts for a specific event will not work though since FB retired that endpoint.”

    Hi guys!

    So this means i can’t use a query like this anymore?

    https://graph.facebook.com/116403805045358/events?access_token=

    I need to be the admin of the page (or at least know the page access token) to get the events of this page (location)?

    Thanks,
    Rob

  2. Correct, you need to be the admin of that page to get an access token from the Facebook Options page of our plugin or the client must give it to you, or be the one who clicks the button on the Facebook Options page of our plugin.

    Spencer

    • Hey,
      isn´t that just a solution for an hour or so?
      After some time I always get thew following message:
      #190 – Error validating application. Invalid application ID. Here are some possible solutions to fix the error.

      I used the Page Access Token. Generated as explained here:
      https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8231877/facebook-access-token-for-pages

      With the other available tokens (App Token, User Token) I got: (as aspected)
      Error: (#200) Access to this data is temporarily disabled for non-active apps or apps that have not recently accessed this data due to changes we are making to the Facebook Platform. https://developers.facebook.com/status/issues/205942813488872/
      Type: OAuthException
      Code: 200

      Kai

      • If you need assistance with our plugin and these problems please contact us at support @ slickremix.com. We will not be following up to assist with problems in the comments section. If you are clicking the button to get an access token from the Facebook Options page of our plugin then your facebook page feed or events feed should work ok. The token you receive from our plugin is a long lived token and not a short one. Group feeds will not work no matter what you do at this time.

  3. Thanks for keeping us up to date Rob. Am I right in thinking that feeds from Facebook groups are still not possible? I understand from your post that Facebook Pages are working but not groups yet? Is that right?

  4. I am an admin of 2 different pages.

    Even with admin acces token

    The post function is visible so all posts placrd on the page will be shown.
    The event data is not visible , no events will show its just an empty spot.

    • It’s becoming more apparent that the events feed is not going to work according to facebook. It’s been down for the last 2 days for us as well.

  5. We are waiting till Facebook starts allowing APPS to be reviewed. Once that happens the Events feed and possibly the Group feed will be available again. We are hoping this will happen in the next 30 days or less. We’ll keep you posted.

  6. Thank you for this information. I would want to buy your plugin exclusively to import events Facebook on a website. When Facebook will have restored the service, will Feed Them Social Premium allow me it ? Or you will develop another different extension?
    Thank you

    • Once and if service is restored we’ll have to weigh the options on this particular development request. We will certainly be keeping you updated once and if our app gets approved to view events again.

  7. Hey Slick. Do you guys have any updates on the FB Events API ? There is just a vacuum from FB. The prognosis from the developer community is mostly negative (as in fetching basic event info will never be reinstated). We’re two weeks into our Events Updater not adding any new events ? Just looking for somthing…anything ?

  8. The Events are NOW working again. Just make sure you are clicking the button on the Facebook Options page of our plugin to get an access token for the Facebook business page you are trying to show events for.

  9. New update: Facebook has effectively cut off the group endpoints and it is required you get an app approved to display events. For these reasons we are going to retire the Events feed and Group feed until they are made public again.

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