In an attempt to make it easier for developers to keep pace with changes to Facebook’s social graph that may affect their applications, the social network Friday added a real-time updates application-programming interface to its app dashboard.

Facebook said the real-time updates API will allow developers to subscribe to updates on objects that affect their apps and receive alerts when they are modified, adding in a post on its developer blog:

The new real-time updates API tab includes several settings for creating and managing your subscriptions. Now you can:

  • Create and edit real-time subscriptions.
  • Check your subscriptions.
  • Test the validity of your subscriptions.

To get started, check out the documentation for the real-time updates API.

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