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Lightroom: Change Facebook plugin to give a more perspicuous error when you try to publish

The Facebook plugin should give a more sensible error message when a user tries to set up a Facebook publish service.  Right now she can authorize but gets "Can't Save Changes: No album selected" at the bottom.  Huh?



It would be better to pop up an error:

"As of August 2018, Facebook no longer allows upload of photos and videos from third-party Desktop apps like Lightroom.  See here for more details: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/facebook-publish-service-error.html"

Here's the most recent victim of this confusion: 
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2636067

I guess the plugin can't be removed entirely, because people still want access to their existing published collections.

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a year ago

Does this apply to Instagram since Facebook owns it? 

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At least one third-party plugin can still publish to Instagram: https://www.lrinstagram.com/

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a year ago

I tried this plugin yesterday and it seemed nonfunctional at the time.

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Your best best is to contact the developer. Instagram provides no support for third-party apps, and the developer struggles to keep up with changes to their service. But many people do use the plugin.

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a year ago

I have emailed the developer and will report back their answer. Thank you. 

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They've got a note half way down that page that says "Service Note: Instagram has updated their protocol and currently plugin does not work. We are investigating the issue and the plugin will be updated when a fix is available."

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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The developer added that in the last day or so, good.

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Seven weeks later, and the LR/Instagram plugin's download page is still reporting that it's still not working with Instagram. This suggests the developer hasn't been able to reverse engineer their latest network protocol:



As an inconvenient workaround, you can export photos from LR and then use an app or Web browser to upload to Instagram: 
https://forums.adobe.com/message/10989672#10989672

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This idea was implemented in LR 8.4, good:



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10 months ago

"stopped allowing...to post to your timeline." Does this mean I can however setup a publish to my Photos->Albums but just not the timeline?

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2 months ago

Thank you, Mr. Ellis. To Adobe: I just wasted two hours tearing my hair out trying to "select an album" per the Lightroom instructions. This is what I pay Adobe for when I subscribe to Lightroom Classic--a frustrating dead end, wasted time, due to bad instructions? And Adobe wants me to recommend their products to others? Forget it.