Facebook institutes new review processes for certain APIs

In its recent updates to the app developer platform, Facebook is instituting new review processes for certain APIs, shutting down others. The social media giant announced a new list of updates to its app development platform lately, a regular occurrence since the company suspended Cambridge Analytica for using an app to exploit and harvest user data.

As per the latest announcement, apps now must undergo a new review process before getting access to Facebook’s Marketing API, the tool that allows developers to build advertising functionality and automation into their apps. It is also modifying the Marketing API from a three-tier to a two-tier structure to ‘simplify’ it.

Before app developers are given permission to use the two APIs, the Lead Ads Retrieval and Live Video APIs will also have a review process. Facebook is also shuttering a number of APIs. The Graph API Explorer App that allows developers to run test queries will be deprecated.


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