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Apps must now pass review process before getting access to Facebook’s Marketing API.

July 02, 2018 / Amy Gesenhues

The Lead Ads Retrieval and Live Video APIs will also have a review process before app developers are given permission to use the two APIs. (Facebook first announced in April that it was planning to make the Live API available only to approved partners.)Facebook is also shuttering a number of APIs. Starting today, the Graph API Explorer App that allows developers to run test queries will be deprecated. Ime Archibong, Facebook’s VP of product partnerships, says developers will now have to use their own apps’ access tokens to do test queries. After already shutting down the Trending API and Trending Topics, Facebook is also deprecating the Topic Search, Topic Insights, Topic Feed and Public Figure APIs on August 1. According to the announcement, these APIs are being shut down because of low usage, along with the Profile Expression Kit — a tool that allowed developers the ability to let people share photos and videos created in their apps as Facebook profile pictures.&ldq...