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Event Aggregator and Facebook’s Privacy Policy

If you’re reading this page, you are probably wondering when you will next be able to import events from Facebook and we realize just how important this is to many of you.

We are actively checking in and trying our best to move this forward but, as of May 17, 2018, we remain blocked and can do nothing more until Facebook finishes their review of our applications to resume use of their platform.


💡 You can visit our Event Aggregator Status page at any time to see current information about the our import service.

Around the start of April 2018, Facebook announced some significant changes, including wide-ranging changes to its privacy policy.

As part of this a number of new restrictions were applied to their Events API, which is the specific protocol Event Aggregator uses in order to import events, organizers and venues. These changes, which currently prevent Event Aggregator from being able to import from Facebook, went live with little notice to providers such as ourselves.

Recently, however, Facebook have started to open up the approval process through which apps like Event Aggregator can be granted fresh access to their APIs. This is an encouraging step but, at time of writing, we are still waiting on a decision being made in relation to our own applications.

It’s also worth noting that there are still parts of their APIs, relevant to Event Aggregator, for which it is not yet possible to request access.

We appreciate your continued support and patience as we adapt to these changes which, regrettably, are not directly under our control.

Timeline
  • May 17, 2018: Our application now appears to be under active review (previously the review was still pending)
  • May 16, 2018: We remain on hold and are continuing to wait on further news/action by Facebook
  • May 11, 2018: We are currently waiting on outcome of applications submitted to Facebook to be recognized as an approved app that can interact with their APIs
  • April 26, 2018: The ability to import events that you created yourself (so long as you had linked Event Aggregator to Facebook with the same account) no longer seems viable.
  • April 17, 2018: There needs to be a relationship between the account used to import the events and the events themselves (ie, the events must have been created using the same account).
  • April 11, 2018: Facebook has rolled out additional restrictions which will prevent us from facilitating imports from regular Facebook pages, except for any events where you have indicated interest in the event.
  • April 9, 2018: We restored functionality around featured images for public events. We also clarified restrictions on single events.