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Facebook

The same as for Instagram: your posts, and reactions and comments on these.

185 votes

Tagged as Integration

Created 19 December 2015 by Belle B. Cooper

Moved into Completed 12 October

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    Tony Tkach

    I’m old and old people use The FaceBook :)

    27 January
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    Shane Watson

    Belle, any ideas on what we could do as a user community to help this feature get put in?

    16 May
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    Dave George

    I exercise daily and share my progress and routes on Facebook. It was make it heaps better if we could connect to Facebook via Exist just as we do for Instagram

    17 May
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    Josh Sharp

    Shane, if you’re a developer you’re welcome to look at the API and have a go at writing your own integration! Otherwise the fact that this is currently the most popular integration means it’ll get looked at sometime soon :)

    28 May
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    Shane Watson

    Cool! I wasn’t sure if we could get into the Exist API. I’ll take a look at it.

    30 May
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    Josh Sharp

    Having had a look at how Facebook lets us authenticate users, this one is going to be more of a hassle than I’d thought. Users will need to reauthorise Exist to access their Facebook accounts every 60 days, which should be possible just by visting the Exist site, but not everybody will visit it that regularly. As a fallback I guess we’ll send a reminder email after 59 days, “Please reauthorise Facebook so we can keep importing your data”, but I wish that wasn’t necessary. It’s going to get very annoying.

    20 June
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    Josh Sharp

    Folks, it’s looking inevitable that we’ll have to send a reminder email every 60 days asking you to reconnect Facebook so we can keep importing your post and comment counts, etc. Is this something you can live with?

    Personally, I think after the second or third email I’d find this pretty annoying, but I also don’t care much for Facebook. Curious to know what others think because if everyone’s against it, maybe we won’t add it. We do already support RescueTime which can track time spent on Facebook (on desktop, anyway).

    22 September
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    Shane Watson

    I can live with the reauth. I have to do that anyway with some of my other tools (ex. Buffer).

    22 September
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    James Brooks

    What about reconnecting occasionally when you login to the website? I can deal with emails too.

    23 September
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    Josh Sharp

    Yeah, we can perhaps nudge you from the site as well if it’s getting close. Well thanks for the feedback! I guess I’ll keep going with it.

    24 September
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    Jo Levy

    I can live with re-auth as well, especially when you know it’s just a thing that has to happen and not a fault. I do use FB a lot, but mostly from my phone so RescueTime (which I only use at work anyway) isn’t an accurate gauge. Comments/activity effects would be much more useful I think, so if we have to re-auth to get that then all good :-)

    24 September
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    Caroline Niziol

    re-auth is no big deal.

    25 September
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    Wes Keppy

    Re-auth is fine. With facebook being a social network and identity federation juggernaut, the authentication process will probably smooth out over time.

    26 September
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    Josh Sharp

    I doubt that! This is something they’ve done for ages now and that they introduced specifically to stop apps from receiving long-term access to users.

    27 September
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    Shane Watson

    I’m still good with it. I like the security behind the re-auth. So, I’m not going to get bent out of shape over it. Just as long as the data Exist gets is clean, I’m good.

    09 October