Sorry for the trouble. We just published a 18.104.22.168 update to Play that should fix this. There was a change to the way the post data was being sent to us that our development team had to accomodate.
Being sent to friend's timelime instead of their comment on my status update
When I touch an alert for a friend's comment on a status update I posted, I am taken to my friend's wall instead of to my post where the friend's comment is. This started after the last update.
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This is still happening for me on multiple devices, both running 22.214.171.124, one device on Android 2.3.6 and another on 4.1.
Michael. Our team are still working on the issue, but we don't have an ETA yet. This all happened due to a change that Facebook has made to the way their API works. The data we get from Facebook now includes the sender ID and the recepient's ID, but no ID for the actual post. So, the change in the 5.0.3 update was meant to pull the post ID from the URL itself. Unfortunately, it appears that in cases where the notification is for an item outside your account, this is triggering some kind of privacy rule. If you look at a notification related to your own post, those should work (I.E. "Bob commented on your post") those should be fine. It's instances where it is someone else's post where the problem arises. Our development team are continuing to investigate to see what they can do. Hopefully we'll have another update ready soon.
Thanks for the update Eric! I just wanted to make sure you guys were still aware. I am taken to the wall of people who comment on my own posts as well, just checked to be sure.
This is probably dependent on the individual settings of those Facebook profiles. In most cases on my own account, if it's a post that "belongs" to me, I am directed correctly still. The team are trying to find a way to make this work globally.
Interesting. The ones I tested were my own status updates, but others' comments on them that directed me to their wall still. If there's anything I can provide to help let me know and I'll do what I can!
Michael, our current Play build appears to have taken care of most of these issues from the customer reports I am receiving. Have you had a chance to try it out yet?
Eric, Thanks for asking! I meant to come on and let you know. Since the update a few days ago things do seem to be working just fine once again :) Thanks for the follow up!