Time flies. On September 15, 2023, we’re releasing the Meta Business SDK v18.0 to support the Graph API v18.0 and Marketing API v18.0. It represents an update which brings numerous long standing issues and expands support to additional features, nodes, and types. While you can find a comprehensive list of changes in our Changelog, here are notable SDK-only updates.
These are updates that many developers have been asking for. Previously, developers had to either devise local makeshift solutions to address undocumented data structures or forgo using these functionalities entirely.
The SDK now fully supports the Instagram Graph API, including Comment, Media, Hashtag, and User. This means that Instagram professionals - both businesses and creators - can use their app to manage their presence on Instagram.
Using the API, you can fetch and publish media, manage and respond to comments on their content, identify media in which you’ve been @mentioned by other Instagram users, locate hashtagged media, and retrieve basic metadata and metrics about other Instagram businesses and creators. All these features are now supported in the SDK.
Here are some common use cases:
To enhance our platforms and deliver in-depth end-to-end guidance complemented by hands-on examples, we are to provide public facing Postman scripts. These sample scripts will facilitate everything from initial setup and testing to the execution of advanced use-case scenarios and integrations, simplifying both development and testing phases for our users.
By bridging the functionality gaps between the SDK and the MAPI/GAPI, our aim is to provide developers with authoritative, versioned data structures for the RESTful API offered by Meta. This not only dispels any confusion arising from standalone documentation and references but also lays a robust foundation for external partners to build upon.
There are relatively minor bug fixes and improvements enclosed in this version as well.
Here is the list of all published packages:
Here is the list of all repositories:
As part of our 2-year deprecation schedule for Platform SDKs, please note the upcoming deprecations and sunsets: