Reviews and Discussion Tabs Now Removed from Facebook App Profile Pages

The previously announced removal of Reviews and Discussions from application profile pages has now gone into effect.

The removal of Reviews mainly affects developers that solicit reviews for their apps, such as game developers fishing for a five-star rating. By killing the Reviews feature, Facebook is signaling a commitment to surfacing “good” apps only through social discovery.

As for the Discussion tab, Facebook is now encouraging developers to make use of Posts and Comments on their Walls as the best way to encourage conversation:

Facebook’s latest platform updates also reveal a new API for retrieving Page Questions and signal the end of App Reviews and Discussions. The API update follows on a previous Questions modification where developers could retrieve questions asked by users via the Graph API. Now developers can access Questions using a Page.

Facebook also set out a list of breaking changes, including info on the OAuth spec migration, Deprecating Dashboard APIs, removing the Bookmark URL, and updating the FB.Canvas.getPageInfo method so that it must be called with a callback function.

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  1. The last month in social media in one handy 5 minute update | The Social Skinny says:

    [...] Facebook removes reviews and discussion tabs from pages: No longer can you have a reviews or discussions tab on your Page. That’s about the gist of it. Read more: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2011/11/16/reviews-and-discussion-tabs-now-removed-from-facebook-app-p… [...]

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