October 30 2019
Today, we’re releasing Marketing API v6.0 and Graph API v6.0, and as part of this release, we want to remind developers on upcoming deadlines for Special Ad Categories.
We’re also introducing a new feature to read Page data and announcing API deprecations.
Ensure ads comply with Special Ad Category deadlines:
We’re committed to protecting people from discrimination on Facebook and, as part of this commitment, we announced changes last year to all ads that offer housing, employment and credit opportunities.
Advertisers, developers and partners must specify whether or not their ads offer housing, employment or credit opportunities. They can do so by selecting a Special Ad Category in Ads Manager or via the Marketing API, which will result in a limited set of targeting options.
Last October, we announced several deadlines for businesses using the Marketing API, and there are now two critical deadlines approaching:
February 11, 2020:
March 31, 2020:
New feature for apps to read Page data:
We’re introducing Page Public Metadata Access, a new feature that allows apps to read a certain set of Page data. Prior to the launch of this new feature, all of the Page fields and edges required Page Public Content Access (PPCA) or the manage_pages permission. This feature is designed to provide the specific set of page-related data that we’ve seen developers accessing.
As part of our ongoing commitments to privacy and security, we are removing access to a number of APIs. A list of endpoints that will be removed from the platform can be found in the developer documentation, and you should review this list to see if your app is impacted. Existing apps using these APIs will no longer have access as of May 5, 2020.
Also, please be aware of the upcoming Marketing API version deprecations: