Facebook updated their Graph API and Outlook’s Social Connector as well as other Microsoft apps and services are affected. Facebook’s Graph API connects brings contact information from Facebook friends into Outlook, Outlook Web App, Outlook.com, the Windows People app and other Microsoft services. Due to changes in the Graph API, these applications will no longer connect to Facebook to retrieve profile photos and news feeds.
You'll see an "Invalid user name or password" error in Outlook’s Social Connector dialog. Content from Facebook in the What’s New section and Facebook profile pictures won’t be updated.
You can remove the Facebook connector by selecting the X in the Outlook Social Connector window.
Note: if you are currently signed in, it might work for a bit. If you haven’t used it yet, you won’t be able to sign in.
While the People pane works as a ‘recent messages from sender’ search, with the loss of the both Facebook and LinkedIn providers in the social connector, I think it’s safe to say that the Social Connector feature is all but dead.
Published June 8, 2015. Last reviewed on June 8, 2015.