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Updates to photo and video permissions
Eddie O'Neil
August 23, 2011

Today we announced several improvements that make it easier for users to understand who can see photos, tags, posts, and other content across Facebook.

As part of this, we have made a few minor updates to Facebook Platform. These changes will not break your app and do not require any immediate code modifications. They are:

  • The user_photospermission now grants you access to the photos that the user has been tagged in (previously granted with the user_photo_video_tags permission)
  • The user_videospermission now grants you access to the videos that the user has been tagged in (previously granted with the user_photo_video_tags permission)
  • The user_photo_video_tagspermission will be deprecated after 90 days on Tuesday, November 22. Until then, requesting this permission will translate to requesting both the user_photos and user_videos permissions.

We have updated our Roadmap to reflect deprecating the user_photo_video_tags permission.

Please let us know if you have any questions in the Comments below.


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