Facebook finally put an official date to the end of FBML in their recent update.

FBML will no longer be supported as of January 1, 2012. Aside from security and privacy related bugs, we will not fix any bugs related to FBML after January 1, 2012. On June 1, 2012 FBML endpoints will be removed from Platform

So what does this mean? Well, it means that any problems unrelated to security or privacy in regards to FBML will not be addressed by Facebook, and that in June, the FBML code language will be entirely removed from Facebook.

How does this affect you? That depends upon whether or not you have already switched to iFrames when Facebook first warned this was going to happen many months ago. If you’ve already switched to iFrames, you should have minimal worry. You will need to make adjustments to your iFrame coding per the Developer Roadmap, though ultimately the new year will be uneventful for you in regards to Facebook scripting. On the other hand, if you did not follow with the majority of Facebook and transition over to iFrames, you will need to contract a to smoothly transition over.

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