Facebook is among the biggest social networks in the world today and hosts tons of invaluable information. To access, retrieve and update information on this platform in a fast and efficient manner, there is a need for an application interface. The Facebook Graph APIs provide access to all objects available in the database, such as places, videos, photos, statuses, and conversations.
The Facebook Graph API is an HTTP based API that is used to get data in and out of Facebook. It helps when an individual wants to post stories, upload photos, query data programmatically and manage ads. Since this API is HTTP-based, any language that has an HTTP library can use it. It is critical to note that this graph API is a RESTful API.
Since the APIs are HTTP-based, they use HTTP methods such as POST and GET to upload photos, post updates and stories, and query data on Facebook platforms. The APIs use endpoints such as POST getProfile, POST getUserAlbums, GET Friends and GET Me to request data access and retrieval from the Facebook platform. Once these requests are received, the feedback is given as responses in JSON format.
Developers – The developers use the graph APIs to interact with and create a personalized user experience with the available data. They interact with these APIs on behalf of the users to provide a unified mechanism to sign-in across multiple applications.
Businesses and individuals – Businesses are in great need of information to optimize their business processes and service delivery. The API allows such companies and individual users to scrape data and information such as news pages from the Facebook platform.
The APIs allow for quick and easy access and retrieval of data from the Facebook platform. Companies have a faster way to scrape information while the developers can use the API to enhance the customer experience.
OpenGQL is a freemium graph API in this category and allows an individual to get descriptions, images and titles from pages using GraphQL. FacebookGraphAPI by Serg Osipchuck and Facebook Graph are available as free APIs in this category.
All Facebook Graph APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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