Jetpack 6.3.3: Important Change to Facebook Shares via Publicize

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Jetpack 6.3.3 is now available for download. This point fix addresses an important change to our Publicize feature, which will limit your ability to share content to a Facebook Profile.

We’ve broken this post down into a few sections to help you understand the change, how it may impact your site, and how you can share your feedback with Facebook, so please read carefully.

What’s new in 6.3.3

Starting August 1, 2018, a change to Facebook’s API means that third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, our feature that connects your site to major social media platforms like Facebook.

As a result, this release includes both the change to the Publicize feature, and a notice that is designed to help you with next steps:

  • The update first: we have removed the ability to select Facebook Profile connections in the Publicize UI

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Abdullah Ramzan

A Software Engineer, part of the PressTigers clan at NextBridge (Pvt.) Ltd. as a WP Plugin Developer who loves to contribute to opensource projects.

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