This week we published a new guide titled Creating Usage Instructions. When you submit your Open Graph actions and objects for review, you must include usage instructions. This guide outlines how to create clear instructions so that we can quickly review your submissions.
We are continuing to reduce the number of methods exposed by the global
For the full details on all these changes, please check out the Developer Roadmap.
The following changes will go into effect on October 3rd, 2012:
Built-in like/follow action required
We will stop allowing the use of Custom Open Graph "like" and "follow" actions now that there are built-in "like" and built-in "follow" actions. Please convert any custom "like" or "follow" actions you may have created to instead use the built-in "like" or "follow" actions.
Removing Bookmark URL - Originally scheduled for December 1, 2011
As mentioned on the blog, this optional field was originally created to help developers track user referrals from app bookmarks. We now pass a
refparameter to let you know that the user is coming from a bookmark (i.e.
ref=bookmarks). As such, we will remove the "Bookmark URL" field from the apps settings.
The following change can be enabled/disabled using the "Remove offline_access" migration until October 3rd when it will go into effect permanently for everyone:
offline_access permission removal
offline_accesspermission is deprecated and will be removed October 3rd, 2012 (originally scheduled for July 5th). Please see the Removal of offline_access Permission doc for more details.
The following changes can all be enabled/disabled using the "October 2012 Breaking Changes" migration (will be available for use by July 18th) until October 3rd when they will go into effect permanently for everyone:
Removing Live Stream plugin
The Live Stream plugin has been deprecated and will render the Comments Box plugin in its place. While it offers similar functionality, there are a few functional differences. Please see the Live Stream plugin documentation for more info.
Summary field being replaced by description field
Because the two fields were somewhat redundant, we will be removing the "Summary" field (found in the "Auth Dialog" section of an app's settings) and instead using the "Description" field (found in the "Advanced" section of an app's settings) in places where "Summary" was previously used.
Removing position field for photos
positionfield in both the
photoFQL table as well as the
PhotoGraph API object will start returning
0for all photos. The
photosconnection on an
Albumobject in the Graph API will continue to return photos in the order they appear in the album. FQL queries on the
phototable that have a
WHEREclause containing the
album_object_idcolumns will return in the correct order as well without needing an
ORDER BY positionclause.
/picture connection will return a dictionary when a callback is specified
We will start returning a dictionary containing the fields
is_silhouettewhen accessing the /picture connection for an object and specifying a
callbackproperty. Currently we just return the picture URL as a string.
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