Facebook Announces Update of Graph API to V3.2

Facebook recently introduced Graph APITrack this API V3.2, which includes updates to Instagram Graph APITrack this API, Page Insights, Pages and Video Polls, and Marketing APITrack this API. The company also announced updates to Facebook Login and the Messenger App.

The Instagram API consists of nodes (objects), edges (collections) on those nodes, and fields (object properties). With the introduction of Graph API V3.2, the Instagram Graph API has been updated so that the /{instagram-media-id}/comments edge now returns GET results in reverse chronological order. 

Page Insights have been adjusted so that the period parameter is changed from lifetime to day, for several metrics including: page_fans, page_fans_city, page_fans_country, page_fans_gender_age, page_fans_locale. The lifetime period parameter will now return an empty dataset. Additionally you can now use the reactions edge to post reactions to Page comments. The Page userpermissions edge has now been deprecated.

Video Polls have also been updated to add new endpoints that allow users to create and manage Video Polls on Live Videos and Video On Demand.

Marketing API V3.2

The Marketing API has been updated to include a new run status for ads: WITH_ISSUES. This status indicates that there is something wrong with an ad that makes it undeliverable. To support this Function, the company also released ISSUES_INFO, which provides detail that includes the error code that prevented the ad from running. 

Facebook Login

Facebook has updated data permissions for Facebook Login, setting a 90 day limit after which app data permissions will now expire. After the 90 day limit developers will have to request access again, users will not have to login to grant permission. At this time users will be reminded of the permissions originally granted to the application.

Messenger App

Facebook also announced Messenger 4, the update is aimed at simplifying the app and will be rolling out over the next several weeks. The update also adds features that aim to personalize conversations, one of which is color gradients. With this feature, users can now use multiple colors to customize chat bubbles in conversations

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