April 2018

Facebook has recently tightened user privacy and security, including changes to their API policy.

How does BuzzSumo use the Facebook APIs?

BuzzSumo does not crawl personal Facebook posts, profiles or comments.

The platform does rely on the publicly available Facebook Pages API to help track and analyse the most engaging public posts, for example: posts from customers’ brand pages or competitors.

What does this mean for me?

As part of the new policy, Facebook requires developers, like BuzzSumo, to submit our use of their APIs to be approved. We are currently in this process.

There are no immediate changes to any of the services we provide to our customers. We’re working with Facebook on meeting these new standards, and we’ll keep you informed during the approval process.

However, if you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please contact help@buzzsumo.com.