There is trouble in the vast sea of 1’s and 0’s. Due to an update recently released by Facebook for their Graph API, Microsoft was forced to shut down all of its Facebook-related Connect features.
According to Microsoft’s support page:
“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.”
Facebook Connect, an integration feature, was a key selling point for the Windows Phone operating system. It was the first to market an in-depth integration to your Facebook contacts and newsfeed. There is no report as to how much this will affect the sales numbers of Windows phones. The newest release is expected mid-year.
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