It’s raining FQL tables (and related stuff) at Facebook these days. The social network has announced that four new ones were rolled out, a fifth gained a field, and some new features were introduced, as well.
If FQL, or Facebook Query Language, is unfamiliar to you, Facebook would like to change that. On the Facebook Developers blog, Pete Bratach wrote, “FQL is a powerful, flexible, and faster way for you to get Facebook data to your applications. We’re always looking for more ways for you to query for the data you need instead of calling the RESTful server.”
As for the specific updates, it’s the album table that was altered, and the privacy, like, developer, and permissions_info tables that were introduced for the first time. And some new privacy options allow for greater flexibility in terms of how users upload videos, create new albums, and publish content.
More changes are likely on the way, so Facebook developers may want to get comfortable with this stuff now in order to prevent things from piling up.