Did you know Facebook It is closing the service Account Kit ? If the business has a service verification app for fixing login via 2FA or checking for new downloads / subscriptions; this news could affect how accounts are managed for the rest of 2019 and 2020 - so take note!
Many businesses use Account Kit to log in securely via 2FA; or to verify new app registrations via One Time Passcode (OTP) sent via SMS - it's a quick and easy way to validate users and help to keep scammers at bay.
Facebook will close Account Kit in stages
for give developers plenty of time to set up alternate testing solutions. Here's the timeline:
- September 9, 2019 - No new apps will be able to integrate Account Kit, existing integrations will continue to work as normal
- December 9, 2019 - The daily SMS limit will be reduced to 1,000 messages per App ID per day. All other channels (including WhatsApp) will continue to function normally
- March 9, 2020 - The account kit will no longer be available
- June 2020 - Developers will have until June 2020 to retrieve any data or information from the Facebook platform unless they initiate the shutdown early, in which case they will have 30 days from arrest to retrieve information / data before it is deleted from the system
Long story short, if your company has an app, and you are using the account's kit safe activity , overify new customers, you're going to need to find an alternative solution .