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Facebook Connect no longer works with Microsoft apps and services

By Alvin Soon - on 9 Jun 2015, 11:33am

Facebook Connect no longer works with Microsoft apps and services

Thanks to changes Facebook made to their Graph API, Facebook Connect features will no longer work on Microsoft apps and services like Outlook.com, Windows 8.1's and Windows Phone's People app.

Microsoft uses the Graph API to connect accounts to Facebook, it's what allows Microsoft to import contact information from FB into Outlook.com and the Windows People app, keeps those contacts updated, and provides share links in Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and OneDrive.com

Not a few MS apps and services will be impacted - especially if you're on a Windows Phone:

  • Outlook.com Contacts
  • 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
  • OneDrive Online
  • Outlook Social Connector in Outlook 2013
  • Office 365 Outlook Web App

Check out the official Microsoft announcement to see how this impacts you.