Facebook Connect no longer available for Windows

Facebook Connect feature will no longer be available in Windows and Windows Phone devices, says Microsoft. The tech giant made this announcement recently via the official blogpost.Windows

The post says, “This is due to changes made by Facebook to their Graph API, “the tool that we use to connect your Microsoft account to Facebook. It brings contact information from your Facebook friends into Outlook.com and the Windows People app, keeps those contacts up-to-date, and provides options in apps and services like Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and OneDrive.com to share to Facebook. We collectively refer to these features as Facebook”.

While Facebook recently was seen boasting its billion Android downloads, Windows and Windows Phone users will no longer be able to integrate their Facebook account with their Microsoft devices.

Windows users will now lose all their contacts integrating their Facebook account to their Outlook accounts, also the Calendar Synchronisation will be affected and will no longer sync to users’ calendar on Windows devices and Microsoft accounts.

Other affected services include:

OneDrive online service, Office 365 Outlook Web App, Windows Live Essential Calendar and Contacts, Windows 8/8.1 People app, Windows 8/8.1 Calendar app, Windows 8 Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, Windows Phone 7/8 People app, Windows Phone 7/8 OneDrive and Windows Phone 8/7 Photos.

However, Windows users can still access their Facebook account via standalone Facebook apps or Facebook website on their web/mobile browsers. The Facebook disintegration applies only to Windows own built-in apps, says Microsoft.

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