1. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Not sure if I'm late on this or not but I just got an email from MS saying that because of Facebook making changes to their Graph API, beginning June 9th they're going to stop supporting Facebook Connect. According to the email we can kiss People Hub integration goodbye. Disappointing as MS and the Zuckerbergians had worked closely in the past and I'd have hopes they could've come up with a solution. I had high hopes for the new People Hub in w10.
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    06-09-2015 04:26 AM
  2. lordsnow's Avatar
    It was posted yesterday on WC.
    I'm pretty upset because People integration with Facebook it's just a basic and important part. Having contacts info update was amazing. RIP Windows Phone and its originality.
    Trix256, James8561 and MrD33P like this.
    06-09-2015 04:40 AM
  3. paulsalter's Avatar
    If you are on WP8.1 you are not affected, the facebook app takes care of everything, nothing is lost

    Win 10 I assume will do the same on all devices it runs on, the FB app will takeover what was integrated into the OS
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    06-09-2015 05:08 AM
  4. Mike Dominski's Avatar
    This is a huge reason I hate facebook. If it wasn't for nearly everyone I know using it id drop it for something else. They keep changing their API and it does nothing but completely screw over third party support. Scumbags.
    06-09-2015 05:14 AM
  5. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    If you are on WP8.1 you are not affected, the facebook app takes care of everything, nothing is lost

    Win 10 I assume will do the same on all devices it runs on, the FB app will takeover what was integrated into the OS
    Read the article (read more) doesn't mention windows 10 at all, it has to do with 8.1 - 8 and below and yes it will effect your calendars, people hubs and so on.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    06-09-2015 05:21 AM
  6. paulsalter's Avatar
    Read the article (read more) doesn't mention windows 10 at all, it has to do with 8.1 - 8 and below and yes it will effect your calendars, people hubs and so on.
    That's why I had I assume for Windows 10

    Perhaps you should read the article more, This does not affect WP8.1
    Windows 8/8.1 are affected
    WP 7 & 8 are affected

    WP8.1 uses the FB app for integration, not OS integration using the API as in WP 7 & 8
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    06-09-2015 05:31 AM
  7. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    That's why I had I assume for Windows 10

    Perhaps you should read the article more, This does not affect WP8.1
    Windows 8/8.1 are affected
    WP 7 & 8 are affected

    WP8.1 uses the FB app for integration, not OS integration using the API as in WP 7 & 8
    I do apologize paulsalter, sometimes I read a little too fast, but anyway this is good for windows phone but I wonder what's next!
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    06-09-2015 06:35 AM
  8. paulsalter's Avatar
    I do apologize paulsalter, sometimes I read a little too fast, but anyway this is good for windows phone but I wonder what's next!
    No problem, I don't think this is going to be as bad as it sounds with initial reading
    My thoughts are, WP10 will continue as 8.1 with the app doing the work, so shouldn't be any changes here, with universal apps coming to win 10, the same should be true of W10 (desktop) where the app populates calendar/people, so phones/desktop/tablet will all be covered
    outlook.com is supposed to be getting add ons sometime soon, so I could see FB doing an add on here that brings the functionality back

    I thought at first when FB integration was removed from the OS in WP8.1 it was going to be bad, but I cant say I have really noticed much difference in 8.0 and 8.1, people/calendar still populate with the data

    Time will tell, but IMO, I don't see this being much of an issue (unless you are stuck on older OS and cannot upgrade)
    pmhgeneral and sleeve22 like this.
    06-09-2015 06:47 AM
  9. kg4icg's Avatar
    What it effects is if you were using connect on Outlook as in Office version.
    06-09-2015 07:36 AM
  10. Mike Dominski's Avatar
    The way the email read they make it sound like all of my facebook contacts for the people hub will be removed, the pictures app will no longer show for Facebook albums as an option, and the people hub feed will be worthless, as I have a bunch of single contacts tiles on my start screen I like to see the live tile showing stuff they recently posted. And that will be gone too. I don't see where the confusion is where they said it won't affect 8.1 cuz it states pretty plainly that Facebook is once again changing their API and instead of just working with it ms is saying now that it's a worthless feature anyways so we're losing all of it? Man they are stupid. Just when I was starting to like windows phones again I see this bs.
    06-09-2015 12:48 PM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The only thing I want is for the annoying Facebook "f" to get off of my people tile.

    It is still there.

    Why won't it ever die? Make it voluntary - not mandatory. I hope FB continues to break more and more stuff and no one wants to put it back in. Ever.

    Get off of me and leave me alone. Seriously, I hate this about Windows Phone; the constant and sycophantic need to shove Facebook at me as if it makes everything better. It just makes me angry...


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    06-09-2015 03:47 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The only thing I want is for the annoying Facebook "f" to get off of my people tile.

    It is still there.

    Why won't it ever die? Make it voluntary - not mandatory. I hope FB continues to break more and more stuff and no one wants to put it back in. Ever.

    Get off of me and leave me alone. Seriously, I hate this about Windows Phone; the constant and sycophantic need to shove Facebook at me as if it makes everything better. It just makes me angry...


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    Would you like the dog bone icon that some people got?

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    06-09-2015 03:53 PM
  13. AndyCalling's Avatar
    WP8.1 seems to be fine. The real issue is WRT (not a problem for me, but for others) as it won't get a W10 version and for W8.1 on PC because W10 is not necessarily a viable option for touch devices. Is there a third party People App alternative for W8.1 that integrates via the FB app as the Windows one does on WP8.1?
    06-09-2015 04:09 PM
  14. psiu_glen's Avatar
    Would you like the dog bone icon that some people got?

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    Heh, the latest Messenger update seemed to resolve that. It was somewhere between 9.0.5 and 10.0.0 that they had dog bones.
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    06-09-2015 04:09 PM
  15. RJ Priest's Avatar
    I hope that those saying that WP8.1 is unaffected are correct. I love the Facebook integration, and even though we took a step backward from wp8 to 8.1, what we still have (had) in 8.1 is extremely useful.

    If I was Microsoft, I would have tried to work out an arrangement, even paying for a Microsoft exclusive API. Just look at how this immediately gutted and affected so many of Microsoft's products, and one of our core features of Windows Phone.

    Major bummer!!!!
    pmhgeneral likes this.
    06-09-2015 08:02 PM
  16. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    I hope that those saying that WP8.1 is unaffected are correct. I love the Facebook integration, and even though we took a step backward from wp8 to 8.1, what we still have (had) in 8.1 is extremely useful.

    If I was Microsoft, I would have tried to work out an arrangement, even paying for a Microsoft exclusive API. Just look at how this immediately gutted and affected so many of Microsoft's products, and one of our core features of Windows Phone.

    Major bummer!!!!
    I think MS maybe knew of this change and this is one of the reasons for the change in WP8.1
    06-10-2015 07:37 AM
  17. AndyCalling's Avatar
    I think MS maybe knew of this change and this is one of the reasons for the change in WP8.1
    That would make the decision to leave the PC version of the people app in W8.1 on the old system rather bizarre.
    06-10-2015 08:20 AM
  18. Jazmac's Avatar
    Personally, I don't want to be constantly reminded it exists. Does the app still work?
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    06-10-2015 08:29 AM
  19. paulsalter's Avatar
    Personally, I don't want to be constantly reminded it exists. Does the app still work?
    still working fine for me, facebook and the people app still show all updates (this is on WP8.1)
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    06-10-2015 08:59 AM
  20. Prakeern98_lumia520's Avatar
    Please help.
    I had all my contacts from FACEBOOK and had linked the original contacts to their facebook contacts in my people's hub. This evening, I suddenly realise that all my contacts have vansihed. Can it be because I linked them to facebook, or is their any other reason?
    06-10-2015 10:17 AM
  21. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    still working fine for me, facebook and the people app still show all updates (this is on WP8.1)
    Still working for me also.
    06-11-2015 04:41 AM
  22. colinkiama's Avatar
    How to stop facebook from showing up in the people tile: Make it a small tile. Done
    06-11-2015 05:05 AM
  23. luniboy26's Avatar
    Ehh I won't miss it
    06-12-2015 12:22 PM

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