A time has come for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to complete a process that it began a year ago, migrating all apps to the second version of its so-called Graph API version 2.0. The company said that automatic migration of apps will happen on April 30, but it is asking developers to switch their apps to the new Graph API instead of waiting for the automatic upgrade. Facebook introduced the new Graph API in April last year, but allowed developers to move their apps gradually within a one-year grace period.
Developers have until April 30 to make upgrade their apps to Graph API 2.0 before Facebook automatically upgrades all apps after that. Facebook’s product manager known as Simon Cross said that they will be moving all apps to Graph API version 2.0 as the new Facebook login all takes effect.
It was at Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s developer event dubbed F8 summit in April 2014 that Facebook introduced Graph API version 2.0 alongside new login.
According to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Graph API version 2.0 will enable developers to create, grow and properly monetize their apps. Additionally, the new login introduced alongside the new Graph API will allow users to take greater control of their accounts, especially with regards to the information that they share through apps.
Although Facebook introduced the new Graph API and login last April, the company allowed developers one year to move their apps, but a time has come for it to automatically do the switch. The automatic moving of apps to the second version of Graph API and new login means that Facebook will also remove permissions that will not have been approved through its new login review.
Developers urged to upgrade by themselves
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) recommends that developers should migrate their apps rather than wait for the automatic migration at the expiration of the grace period. According to Facebook, developers are able to take greater control of their apps when users start to notice changes when they take the opportunity to upgrade their apps by themselves.