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Light-bulbFacebook's API upgrade on 4/30/2015 and how that will affect Gamers Unite!

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by Amy Wong - Feb 10, 2015 Star_s34,138 views
Update: 3/10/2015:  Because Facebook is already limiting application calls before the April 30th deadline, we pushed out the althernate method to get your game feeds. If you have the Snag Bar already, the transition should be smooth. If you don't, get it now and it will continuously look for new posts. Read more here.

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Study says 75% of the people want to hear the bad news first, so here you go.

Bad News: Facebook is upgrading their API on April 30th and will no longer provide the "read_stream" API which provides access to read the posts in a person's News Feed. https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/upgradingThis will affect ALL Facebook apps. GU! is not an exception and it'll affect our My Feed page that lets you see your game specific posts, Link Exchange that lets people share their links, and of course the Snag Bar. 

Good News: We are working on an alternate solution and those who have the Snag Bar should have an almost seamless transition to our new method even after the API upgrade. With the Snag Bar, we most probably will be able to support My Feed and Link Exchange too. If you don't have the Snag Bar but would like the transition smooth, we'd recommend you install it now: http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/toolbar/get

We are working very hard to prepare for this change! Thanks again for all your support!!

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There's a problem with Firefox 36. You can read more details here but either using Chrome or downgrading Firefox can be a temporary workaround.

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If you have the Snag Bar, you should be able to automatically post your help links on the link exchange pages again! 

Farmville 2: http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/games/farmville-2/link_exchange

Cityville: http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/games/cityville/link_exchange

CastleVille:http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/games/castleville/link_exchange

We are still working on supporting MyFeed and the Snag Bar itself (the notorious Error 4 will go away once we ship out our alternate method). 

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is it working with mafia wars too? sorry if there is a double post eventually, i havent seen my post, so i'm trying to ask again..

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under " My Games" , when collecting, noticed all posts are over an hour old ,,, and every forth post is a day old ,,,, when collecting ' posts, from my page, can you not access up to date info, whats up with every 4th being a day + , old ?
this causes the collecting pop up to crash, or send wrong info, as in , ' game does have a collect page , but "collecting pop up" tries to enter game ,,,,

any answers for these question and problems

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I got the snag bar to work by downgrading firefox. 1 click gifts works too.

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are we going to get the snagbar fixed soon mine only works on explorer but my explorer crashes all the time

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is this supposedly only works on the few games you have listed?
i can't get anything to work on firebox but i get a little closer on chrome.
although i can't load any games on chrome - asks to download latest flash player.
sent msg to facebook but no reply. no surprise.

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Hey guess what? NOTHING WORKS!!! I don't get what the snag bar even snags except maybe random things I don't want. I tried it once, it filled up and I wasn't able to get anything I wanted for almost a day. Now, I go to link exchange, click 'fetch my links' and it just spins...and spins and spins. But it doesn't fetch a blasted thing. I have to completely log off to get it to stop....then foolishly click it again thinking maybe this time it will work. It hasn't for 3 days. I want it off my computer, please tell me what it's called so I can uninstall it. I can't find it in my programs.

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my snag bar does not work on mozilla firefox, but it does on chrome :)

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My snag bar has not worked in at least 2 weeks, do you plan on fixing this issue any time soon or are you just going to let Facebook win?

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I did a Google search and this link was at the top. http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/games/megapolis/myfeed
I was able to find the Megapolis game feeds that I was looking for from my friends.
I then was able to "ADD" that game from the link screen.
It worked well after having the Snag Bar app on my Coowon (Chrome based) Browser.
Here's a photo of some used bonuses and some new ones that came in: http://prntscr.com/6e1xkw
Here's a photo of the top of that link page: http://prntscr.com/6e1y08
Between "My Game Feeds" and the "Fbook Share" button was the button to add Megapolis into the "My Games" tab.
Here's a photo showing what I just typed minus the actual button to add your Megapolis game: http://prntscr.com/6e1yt8

I hope this can help folks add Megapolis for now as it didn't pull up in the "View All" button.☺

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tony hull you do an up date to see if it works after your install
, gamers unite is down and does not work hasnt been working since last friday

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snag bar doesn t work at all pls solve it thks in adv

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First it forces me to get the snag bar, when your snag bar doesn't even support the ONE game that I play (Emporea) and then it breaks the My Feed. Please fix!!

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not working here either.... *sigh*

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no snag bar here either

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not working. So Sad

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I install Snag Bar to be able to use my feeds page again... working poorly bad cause if you are getting the feed from https://www.facebook.com/apps/feed, that page never work properly on facebook how could it work then?Is that the only option you have?

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what happened to the "start" collect button .........

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