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Jason
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Joined: 13 Dec 2009, 00:06

by Jason 21 Oct 2014, 16:03

I'm sad to say that the Facebook chat will no longer work as of April 30, 2015.

Technically, it's already stopped working as of today, but Facebook apps created before April 30, 2014 and had activity will still be able to use it.

Why?
This isn't our choice. Facebook is discontinuing the API that allows developers to use their chat outside Facebook. They have chosen to only allow users to send/receive messages from their products.

Alternatives?
It's possible, although unlikely, that Facebook will announce a replacement service and we'll be able to use it. However, one could assume that they'd want to announce this before discontinuing the service, so I don't see this happening.

The other alternative is that we are able to get an online friend's list, show their profile picture, and bring up a history of the messages. However, sending and receiving messages in real-time is not in any way possible.


We're just as upset about the news as you. Although this feature will soon be going away, we'll continue to look for ways to improve ArrowChat.
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shitali
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Joined: 11 Feb 2011, 18:30

by shitali 21 Oct 2014, 16:31

if i have ArrowChat , why i need facebook chat !
for me i dont need it .

i want my site be full functions from my site not from facebook .
i want my users signup by my site form , not by their facebook accounts .

i hate that facebook in my site , i will feel that it is not my site .

i am happy with this discontinued .
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abirato
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Joined: 20 Oct 2014, 00:38

by abirato 24 Oct 2014, 18:30

The more one can distance themselves from facebook, the better.

Consider this a blessing.
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TheSocialGrow
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Joined: 24 Oct 2014, 19:18

by TheSocialGrow 20 Nov 2014, 17:04

Thank you for building chat program so i can get rid of facebook!
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svanommeslaeghe
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Joined: 13 Dec 2014, 13:00

by svanommeslaeghe 26 Dec 2014, 11:51

I am also glad that this is getting rid of. I'm sick of anything Facebook.
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SteveTRM
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Joined: 13 Jul 2014, 15:05

by SteveTRM 13 Apr 2015, 14:33

Not concerned and dont be upset :)
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Jason
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by Jason 30 Apr 2015, 11:21

Facebook chat is now discontinued.