Windows Phone Facebook

The features of Facebook like savings contacts in People hub ad, integration with apps like OneDrive and, 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 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 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 and the Windows People app, keeps those contacts up-to-date, and provides options in apps and services like Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and 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: Contacts, 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

OneDrive Online

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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