gbesler gbesler - 4 months ago 102
iOS Question

SLServiceTypeFacebook setInitialText is not working

I am trying to share a text on Facebook with SLServiceTypeFacebook on IOS 8.3. But the popup text box displayed empty. I want it to be displayed with text in it. Below you can see the code I use for that.

if([SLComposeViewController isAvailableForServiceType:SLServiceTypeFacebook])
{
SLComposeViewController *controller = [SLComposeViewController composeViewControllerForServiceType:SLServiceTypeFacebook];

[controller setInitialText:@"First post from my iPhone app"];
[self presentViewController:controller animated:YES completion:Nil];
}

Answer

It seems to be a problem having installed the latest Facebook app update (v29). Removing it "fixes" the problem.

https://developers.facebook.com/bugs/1632385646995079/ https://developers.facebook.com/bugs/962985360399542/

Update (Jun. 3, 2015)

Well. It seems that the new Facebook policy says that prefilling a message through setInitialText: is a prefill violation.

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/review/prefill

So I guess the only way to share content from now on is the FBSDKShareDialog

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing/ios