Issue

Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC

When you try to Send To Facebook in the new Lightroom CC app, you receive the error message 'Facebook authentication check failed.

Lightroom CC 2015/Lightroom 6/Lightroom Classic CC

When you try to perform any task using the Facebook publish service in Lightroom CC 2015/Lightroom 6/Lightroom Classic CC, you receive the error message: 'Facebook authentication check failed.'

Products versions affected

Lightroom CC 1.0 and later

Lightroom Classic CC 7.x and Lightroom CC 2015.x/Lightroom 6.x

Operating systems

Windows and macOS

Reason

Quoting from Facebook's documentation

"As we begin enhancing our new app review process and make changes to our platform, the Events, Groups, Pages and Instagram APIs will no longer be available to new developers. Testing of our more robust process starts today and the new process should resume in a few weeks, but apps currently accessing Events and Groups APIs will lose access today."  

Lightroom apps rely on Facebook's APIs to communicate and publish photos on your behalf to Facebook. A recent API change introduced by Facebook impacts the Facebook publish service provided in Lightroom. Facebook's new API removes the ability for applications like Lightroom to publish to Facebook from desktop.

Impact

This change will take effect on August 01, 2018.

Due to the reason explained above, you will no longer be able to upload photos to Facebook from Lightroom desktop apps - Lightroom CC (new), Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC 2015/Lightroom 6.

Any future API changes introduced by Facebook can impact the publish service again.

Suggested workarounds

Make sure that the photos you want to share are synced to the cloud. Then, use Lightroom CC mobile’s sharing feature to share to Facebook. See the following Help resources:

Export photos to disk as JPEGs, then upload to your Facebook account via Internet browser. See the following Help resources:

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