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V2 of Facebook’s Graph API: What to expect on Netvibes dashboards

On April 30, Facebook will release version 2 of its Facebook Graph API, which enables Netvibes to connect Facebook data to your dashboard. Because of changes coming from Facebook, you may notice some differences on your dashboard going forward. Here’s what to expect:

Main Changes:

1. Linking your accounts: The new API requires that you must link your Netvibes and Facebook accounts in order to be able to search and gather Facebook data. Your dashboard will prompt you to do this. You may link as many Facebook accounts as you wish.

2. Facebook’s public post search will no longer be available. If your dashboard has an existing Facebook public search app, the app will stop working after April 30 and display an error message. Going forward, you must link a Facebook account, and Netvibes will then allow you to read/search/analyze Facebook content that is available through your linked Facebook account(s).

Improvements for Netvibes users:

1. Search and Analytics: Available user posts or fan page posts will now be indexed in Netvibes and available for Search, Tracked Topics and Analytics (Netvibes Premium dashboards only)
2. Access to Restricted Pages: Netvibes can now crunch content from restricted fan pages, as long as the user meets the fan page requirements (e.g. age or location)
3. Streamlined Reader Experience: Facebook user posts or fan page posts will now be displayed as a stream of content in Netvibes’ Reader View
4. SmartTagging (Premium dashboards only): Netvibes users can now tag, save, or blacklist any posts coming from a Facebook user or a fan page
5. API limits: Facebook’s API limit will now be applied to each linked Facebook account. This means you can increase your limit by linking additional Facebook accounts.

Con:

Facebook no longer allows us to retrieve your News Feed in our Facebook app.

This includes:
News feed – Photos
News feed – Status
News feed – Videos

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26 Comments

  • Reply Delphine April 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Hi
    this sucks: I don’t see my wall anymore, just my own postings.
    how can I see my friends’ posts again?
    thanks in advance
    regards
    Delphine

    • Reply Mylène April 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Hello,
      Indeed, Facebook no longer allows us to retrieve your News Feed. We, too, are sorry to see this feature go.

      • Reply kal April 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

        I understand that you can’t show the news feed any more but can you at least give us the option to hide the wall to keep the widget smaller like you could with the news feed on the old widget.

        • Reply Mylène May 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

          Hello, the technical team has been advised. Thank you.

  • Reply HH April 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Where’s the news feed gone? Now it just shows my own profile, rather than the top stories… Totally useless!

    • Reply Mylène April 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      Hello,
      Indeed, Facebook no longer allows us to retrieve your News Feed. We, too, are sorry to see this feature go.

  • Reply Pam April 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    My Facebook app on Netvibes has now changed, and not in a good way! It no longer shows my News Feed but just my own posts on my page. It’s also looking bulky and blurred. Is this a temporary thing? If so I’ll be deleting it.

    • Reply Mylène April 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Hello,
      Indeed, Facebook no longer allows us to retrieve your News Feed.

  • Reply Chris April 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    The widget is defaulting to my wall? How do I get it back to the News Feed? I can’t figure it out and it makes me feel old…

    • Reply Mylène April 30, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Hello,
      Indeed, Facebook no longer allows us to retrieve your News Feed. Sorry for not mentioning it in the blog post. On the bright side, nope, you’re not old 😉

      • Reply Chris May 1, 2015 at 7:11 am

        Is there a way to adjust the height?

        • Reply Mylène May 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

          Hello, this not possible for the time being. The technical team has been advised, thank you.

        • Reply Mylène May 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

          Hello, the option is now available in the app’s settings.

          • Chris May 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm

            Thanks!

  • Reply Le April 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    With no news feeds, this app is TOTALLY USELESS. I need to keep us with the NEWS, not with my own likes and posts.

  • Reply Cyril April 30, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Sérieux vous prévenez pas plus que ca?????
    un widget de plus qui va a la poubelle!

  • Reply Loic May 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Ok, Facebook change some details but with the new widget we lost the option to reduce the size

    • Reply Mylène May 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Hello, the technical team has been advised. Thank you.

    • Reply Mylène May 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Hello, the option is now available in the app’s settings.

  • Reply Julien May 4, 2015 at 8:06 am

    This new version is now useless… I’m thinking of searching another aggregator and cancel my premium account if this is not fixed.

    Why showing my feed? I know what I posted, this is useless, I need to see what other people posted.

    This should be the #1 discussion in this news, not that we have to link again our profile…

    • Reply Mylène May 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Hello Julien,
      We are sorry, but we cannot “fix” this situation. It is not a bug nor a decision made by Netvibes. Facebook decided to forbid third-services from accessing their users’ news feeds, which means that we cannot display your Facebook news feed on your Netvibes dashboard anymore. We really wish we could, but there is no way around this new Facebook policy.

      • Reply Julien May 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        You have a whole section “Improvements”, you should have the same for the negative side, saying that this is useless now

  • Reply Julien May 5, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Is there a way to remove my family above?

    • Reply Mylène May 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Done

  • Reply Jan May 7, 2015 at 6:04 am

    This makes the widget useless!

  • Reply blogging directory May 17, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    merci pour l information

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