Windows and Windows Phone Facebook integration gets killed

Windows Phone Facebook integration was one of the main selling points of the platform (phones running the Microsoft mobile OS), and the feature was also available on Windows, as well as several other offerings from Microsoft. According to a recently published support document, Windows Phone Facebook integration (as well as other Facebook connect features) will no longer be available.

Facebook has made an update to their Graph API that will impact Microsoft apps and services. Facebook’s Graph API is the tool that we use to connect your Microsoft account to Facebook. It brings contact information from your Facebook friends into Outlook.com and the Windows People app, keeps those contacts up-to-date, and provides options in apps and services like Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and OneDrive.com to share to Facebook. We collectively refer to these features as Facebook Connect. Due to these changes, Facebook Connect features will no longer be supported,” says the document.

Here’s a list of the affected products and services:

  • Outlook.com Contacts
  • Outlook.com, Windows , Windows Phone and Office 365 Calendar sync
  • Windows 8.1 People app
  • Windows 8 People app
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Calendar app
  • Windows 8 Photo Gallery and Movie Maker
  • Windows 8 Photos App
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8 People app
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8 OneDrive
  • Windows Phone 7 and 8 Photos
  • Windows Live Essentials Calendar and Contacts
  • OneDrive Online
  • Outlook Social Connector in Outlook 2013
  • Office 365 Outlook Web App

If you want to read more, head over to the support article linked at the source below.

Source: Microsoft
Via: The Verge

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