New API Feature: Extended Scopes

Today we’re announcing some changes to make it easier for you to control which apps can see your data. There’s no reason why a private message app like Whisper also needs access to your Ohai journal or your Sunlit photos. Starting today, we’re giving developers the tools to ask you for access to just the data they need.

As developers integrate this feature, you’ll see an explicit list of what kinds of messages and files a developer is asking to access.

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Developers, we’re calling this new feature extended scopes. To get started:

  1. Fill in descriptions for any File or Channel content types you’ve created. See the Content Types documentation for more information.
  2. Review the Extended Scopes documentation.
  3. Migrate your app

If you have questions please ask them in the App.net developer Patter room.