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Graph API v2.7

July 14, 2016BySteven Elia

We announced a major upgrade to the Graph API at F8 this year, giving you powerful features to build rich app experiences across a variety of Facebook platforms and services. After seeing how you’re using these features – and where you need even more flexibility – we’re rolling out the following new features in the Graph API v2.7 update:

  • Audience restrictions for Live Videos: We now support the ability to target live videos to only stream to certain ages, genders, languages, or locations of viewers through the API, making live streaming more accurate and relevant.
  • Continuous Live video: This addition to Facebook Live enables an unlimited live stream on Facebook. Some great use cases for continuous live include live feeds of aquariums, museums, and zoos.
  • More Page Insights: We're introducing a new Page metric, allowing you to see daily follow/unfollow counts. You'll be able to access breakdowns by organic/paid, source, time, and lifetime breakdown by user demographics.
  • Ad Placements Update: We've improved our design of ads placements so that advertisers can more easily identify and select placement options that will serve them best. Advertisers can now select placements specifically on desktop, mobile, on_facebook, and off_facebook.
  • New Daily Ad Budget Logic: Based on your feedback, we've changed the way daily ad budget limits are interpreted. Starting from v2.7, you may be charged up to 125% of your daily budget. For example, if your daily budget is $10, you may be charged up to $12.50. However, your weekly spend will not exceed 7 times the daily amount, or $70 in this example. We will prorate this for partial weeks.

For a full list of the changes in Graph API v2.7, please read our changelog.

As a reminder, if any of your apps are still using Graph API v2.0 they will be upgraded to Graph API v2.1 on August 8, 2016. Please use the newly launched API Upgrade Tool to find out if your app will be impacted by this migration. You can learn more about how our API versions work and our 2-year stability commitment guarantee.

We know that the Graph API is an essential tool when developing apps with Facebook, and we're always working on improving it further. We want to hear from you — please share any feedback in the Facebook Developer Community group.

You can expect our next Graph API release to be later this Fall.