We launched a Developer Roadmap this past October to keep you up to date on changes to Facebook Platform. As we roll these updates out, we wanted to call special attention to a few of the recent and upcoming changes that you should be aware of.
Launched: Over the past month we made several changes to how stream stories are rendered. As of last Tuesday, we will now render the first image you pass (at a maximum of 90 pixels wide or tall), and display a "See more" link if there are more images or if the story is more than roughly 300 characters long. We're also showing one action link up to 25 characters long, and won't render formatting characters.
We're excited to provide users with the ability to share their primary email addresses with you. Right now we're testing a number of different user interfaces to ensure high user comprehension without adding unnecessary friction, and look forward to having more to announce soon. Keep an eye on the roadmap for the latest.
We're going to start testing navigation changes on the home page in the coming weeks. Along with that change, we'll start testing the Application and Games Dashboards and the Counter. We'll give you access to the APIs as soon as they're available as well as another heads up before rolling these out fully.
In addition to the roadmap, we will also communicate with you via the Platform Live Status page immediately before making any change. You can subscribe to this blog's RSS feed and the Platform Live Status RSS feed, or subscribe to either or both via email; we encourage you to follow both to make sure you don't miss anything.
We hope you find this information useful. If you have feedback, please feel free to share it in the Developer Forum.
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