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Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features

Facebook kills App Invites, the native app Like button and other dev features
From TechCrunch - November 16, 2017

Its been a while since my Facebook notifications feed was filled to the brim with invites to play FarmVille, but Ive been reminded every so often at how awful those times were. It seems that tool for growing an apps audience is not long for this world as Facebook has announced that App Invites, alongside a bunch of other developer integrations, will be sunsetting over the next few months.

These features, which also include the Native Like Button, App Links Host, Comment Mirroring, Send Button, Sharing Insights and Follow Button products, are going to be shut down February 6 in order for [Facebook] to build new products for [their] developer community.

With Facebooks 4.28 SDK version, App Invites are done and there doesnt seem to immediately be another replacement coming for developers who relied on the tool.Comment mirroring is another feature getting the boot, if you had it enabled. It allowed Facebook comments to appear on pieces of content offsite that used the plug-in; now those comments will only live on the big FB itself.

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