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Facebook User Access Token Changes

April 9, 2018ByLiangxiao Zhu

Last week, we announced that we would be making changes to Facebook Login user access tokens. As of today, we are starting to roll out this change in the upcoming weeks. We recommend monitoring your app and if issues occur, review your own code to be sure you handle any expired tokens seamlessly; for example, by re-prompting the person to log in with Facebook, or by showing an optional UI path to refresh to the latest data from their Facebook account.

All access tokens need to be renewed every 90 days with the consent of the person using your app. This means that every 90 days you must send a person through the Facebook Login process, and the person must agree to specific data permissions by tapping the “continue” button.

We believe this immediate access update helps build trust and leads to stronger connections within our ecosystem.

If your business or service was impacted by these changes and you have an urgent issue in need of resolution, please fill out this form and someone from our team will get in touch with you.

To learn more about these important changes, please read our updated documentation.