We’re making it easier for mobile apps and websites that use Facebook Login to restrict their content to people age 18+ and 21+. Age range has long been available for apps on Facebook.com as part of the signed request, but we’re now also making it accessible via the Graph API for all users that install your app. Apps that require users' birthdays to gate age-sensitive content can increase their install rates by using this new
age_range field instead. For example, for a user who is 19 years old, you would get back:
We've updated the Developer Contact Settings to allow you to configure your Alerts. You can now select which types of Alerts can send you Facebook Notifications and emails.
On Tuesday, January 15th, we implemented a new ad policy that limits text overlay to 20% of the image for all ads in News Feed, including mobile app install ads. Our goal is to increase the quality of ads in News Feed by replacing text with photos and images that are more engaging to users. Please see our Ad Guidelines and Help Center for more information.
As announced in November, the following changes will go into effect on February 6th, 2013:
Check out the Developer Roadmap for all updates on breaking changes.
The following stats are for activity between January 16th, 2013 to January 23rd, 2013: