Facebook cuts off access to API platform for ‘hundreds of thousands’ of inactive apps
Facebook removed access to its API platform for inactive apps, and is now queueing up active apps to make sure all undergo the new review process.
Facebook reports it has cut off access to its API platform for hundreds of thousands of inactive apps that were not submitted for review by the August 1 deadline.
App developers received a reminder last month that any apps using the following APIs had until August 1 to re-submit their app for approval under the new app review policy:
- Facebook Login outside of email and default (any apps or websites that allow users to sign in using their Facebook account)
- Pages API
- Groups API
- Events API
- Messenger API
- Instagram API
- Business Manager API
Facebook says that any current active apps that have not been submitted for review should do so now, and that it is proactively queueing up apps for review to make sure all undergo the new app review process.