Changes to Facebook's API

Facebook has decided to make changes to their API for data privacy reasons. These changes don't just affect quintly, but all social media analytics/data tools. From 6th of February, 2018 onwards Facebook will not provide the following data via their API:

Public Fans:

Fans by Country data will no longer be available in the public metrics, however we will still be able to provide this data for Insights connected pages.

Historic fan history will no longer be available, however we will start collecting this data from the day a page was first added to quintly just as we do for other networks (Twitter, Instagram, etc). Interactions data (e.g. posts, interactions) will still be available since the creation time of a page. If a page was previously added by another quintly user we will have historic data available. You can check the data availability dates for each profile in the Profiles section.

Fan count for regional pages will no longer be available. If you are tracking a page that is part of a global Facebook page, you'll see the global fan count only. If a Facebook page is connected to Insights in quintly, you’ll still be able to see the regional fan count as well.

Facebook user data:

User IDs and first and last name of users will no longer be available. The Key Interacting Users metric will be completely removed.

The following metrics are affected by this change:

  • User Questions Table
  • Fans by Country Table
  • User Post Table
  • Comments Table
  • Fans by Country World Map


To read about this directly on Facebook's developer page click here.

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