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Twitter users can no longer cross-post tweets on Facebook

Facebook revoked API access for apps which failed to submit a review before the August 1 deadline. This essentially stops apps from publishing posts on Facebook as the logged-in users.

tech Updated: Aug 03, 2018 13:14 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Twitter users can continue to share their tweets through direct message, emails and SMSes. (AP)

With Facebook cutting off access to its API platform for hundreds of thousands of apps, Twitter users are no longer able to cross-post tweets on Facebook.

Facebook has deprecated its Publish actions permissions from its API -- a feature that allowed apps to publish posts on the social media platform as the logged-in user.

Ime Archibong, Vice President of Product Partnerships at Facebook, said all apps using the Facebook Platform APIs would need to go through a more comprehensive review to better protect people’s Facebook information.

The deadline was August 1 to submit for review for all existing apps.

“As a result, we are cutting off API access for hundreds of thousands of inactive apps that have not submitted for our app review process,” said Archibong.

Twitter’s support team tweeted on Thursday after users reported they were not able to post publish tweets on Facebook.

“You have the option to share via Direct Message with your followers, or through an SMS or email to your contacts from your phone’s address book,” said Twitter Support page.

First Published: Aug 03, 2018 13:14 IST