The features of Facebook like savings contacts in People hub ad Outlook.com, integration with apps like OneDrive and Outlook.com, that could be used in Windows Phone and Windows devices will no longer be made available by Microsoft. An update to a tool that Microsoft uses to connect user’s Microsoft account to Facebook is responsible for this consequence.
For one, user’s Facebook contacts that were previously stored in Outlook.com will not be updated with information any more. For a new user, he won’t even be able to store his Facebook contacts in his Outlook.com account.
In their words,
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.
The following are the features that will get affected by not supporting Facebook Connect anymore:
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
Outlook Social Connector in Outlook 2013
Office 365 Outlook Web App
The support page of Microsoft has more information in detail on how each of the above mentioned features get affected without Facebook connect.
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