Jetpack 6.3.3: Important Change to Facebook Shares through Publicize
Jetpack 6.3.3 is currently accessible for download. This point fix delivers a significant change to our Publicize highlight, which will restrict your capacity to share substance to a Facebook Profile.
We’ve separated this post into a couple of segments to assist you with understanding the change, how it might affect your site, and how you can impart your input to Facebook, so please read cautiously.
What’s happening in 6.3.3
Beginning August 1, 2018, a change to Facebook’s API implies that outsider devices can no longer share presents naturally on Facebook Profiles. This incorporates Publicize, our component that interfaces your site to significant online media stages like Facebook.
Therefore, this delivery incorporates both the change to the Publicize highlight, and a notification that is intended to assist you with following stages:
The update first: we have taken out the capacity to choose Facebook Profile associations in the Publicize UI. Facebook Page associations are not influenced by this change (see beneath for more data).
Second, Jetpack will currently show you a notification with respect to your current associations with a Facebook Profile, on the off chance that you have any. This will permit you to rapidly comprehend what has changed and which associations you will lose because of the update to 6.3.3. Advance will likewise permit you to add new associations with Facebook Pages in the spot of Profile associations, on the off chance that you like.
We comprehend that you most likely have a few inquiries regarding this update, so here’s somewhat more data that will help you after you explore this change without any problem.
Will this influence my capacity to share content on Facebook?
It depends. On the off chance that you’ve associated a Facebook Profile to your site, at that point yes: Publicize will not, at this point have the option to share your presents on Facebook.
Then again, nothing will change on the off chance that you keep a Facebook Page associated with your site — all your substance should at present show up legitimately on Facebook by means of Publicize.
In case you don’t know what the thing that matters is between a Page and a Profile, here’s Facebook’s clarification.
How might I share my new presents on Facebook now?
In the event that you despite everything need your Facebook supporters to see your new posts from your Jetpack-associated site, you have two alternatives:
Go the manual course: when you distribute another post, duplicate its URL and offer the connection in another Facebook post.
The other alternative, which isn’t for everybody, except works if your site centers around a business, association, or brand: convert your Facebook Profile to a Page. Facebook has some data on this cycle here.
For what reason did Facebook do this? How would I let them realize I don’t care for the change?
Facebook says that they’re refreshing their API to improve their foundation and forestall the abuse of individual profiles. In any case, we realize this may cause an interruption in the manner you plan and advance substance, particularly in the event that you plan advancements of your substance on Facebook far ahead of time.
On the off chance that you’d prefer to impart your interests on this change to Facebook, you can make a beeline for their Help Community and let them know your musings.
Last notes on 6.3.3
In case you’re experiencing difficulty dealing with your associations with a Facebook Profile or Page in the wake of refreshing to 6.3.3, our specialists are consistently accessible to respond to questions and investigate Publicize associations with you through our help channels. Kindly don’t stop for a second to connect on the off chance that we can assist.
In case you’re searching for additional subtleties on this update, as usual, the full changelog has what you need.
A debt of gratitude is in order for your comprehension, and please let us know whether there are any further inquiries we can respond in due order regarding you about this delivery, Publicize, or changes to the Facebook API.