Action required for Facebook Graph API v8.0 changes for profile picture?

We recently received the following from Facebook:

Action required: You need to generate a client or app token to access user pictures starting October 23, 2020 @ 10AM PDT. As part of Graph API v8.0, we’ve made changes to our token requirements. These changes will impact your app. A client or app token will now be required for querying all picture endpoints, including user pictures through public_profile. Queries without a token will return a generic silhouette as the user picture. If you still need access to user profile pictures, you need to generate a client or app token before these changes take effect on October 23, 2020 @ 10AM PDT. If you no longer need access to these picture endpoints, no action is required.


If we currently use the picture provided via user.picture, do we need to take any any action to make sure we still get the profile picture after this change rolls out, or would Auth0 take care of that?

Hey @tina, Welcome to the Auth0 Community!

Auth0 fetches the user’s profile image when it’s retrieving the user profile at the time when logging in via the Facebook connection. For this, Auth0 uses the user’s access token issued by Facebook. Therefore, ideally, there won’t be any change required to address this deprecation announced by Facebook.



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