If you use these features, follow these additional policies:
Develop your app with your personal account. Do not create a fake account to manage your app. If applicable, ensure that your Business Manager account is up to date and accurate.
Build an app that is stable and easily navigable. Be sure your app insights reflect a positive experience.
Ensure that your apps content (including ads and user-generated content) meets ourCommunity Standards.
Follow ourAdvertising Policiesfor your app name, icons, and description.
Keep your app or bots description and categorization up-to-date.
Dont include promotional content in your apps icon (ex: dont overlay your icon image with new, sale, update or any type of notification jewel).
Dont confuse, deceive, defraud, mislead, spam or surprise anyone.
Keep your apps negative feedback below our thresholds.
Follow any instructions we include in ourtechnical documentation.
Obtain consent from people before publishing content on their behalf.
Use publishing permissions to help people share on Facebook, not to send people messages from your app.
Dont prefill any content in captions, comments, messages or the user message parameter of posts unless (a) it is a single hashtag in a post shared through our Share Dialog (but not via our APIs), (b) it was created by the person using your app, or (c) it was created by a business whose employees use your app to administer the businesss presence on Facebook.
Delete all of a persons data you have received from us (including friend data) if that person asks you to, unless you are required to keep it by law, regulation, or separate agreement with us. You may keep aggregated data only if no information identifying a specific person could be inferred or created from it.
Obtain consent from people before using their data in any ad.
Obtain adequate consent from people before using any Facebook technology that allows us to collect and process data about them, including for example, our SDKs and browser pixels. When you use such technology, provide an appropriate disclosure:
b. How users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting and where a user can access a mechanism for exercising such choice.
In jurisdictions that require informed consent for the storing and accessing of cookies or other information on an end users device (such as the European Union), ensure, in a verifiable manner, that an end user provides the necessary consent before you use Facebook technologies that enable us to store and access cookies or other information on the end users device. For suggestions on implementing consent mechanisms, visitFacebooks Cookie Consent Guide for Sites and Apps.
Obtain consent from people before you give us information that you independently collected from them.
Provide meaningful customer support for your app, and make it easy for people to contact you.
If people come to your app from the Facebook app on iOS, give them an option to go back to the Facebook app by using the Back to Facebook banner provided in our SDK.
If people come to your app from the Facebook app on Android, dont prevent them from going back to Facebook when they press the system back button.
Protect the information you receive from us against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, dont use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance.
Only show data obtained from a user access token on the devices associated with that token.
Only use friend data (including friends list) in the persons experience in your app.
If you cache data you receive from us, use it to improve your apps user experience and keep it up to date.
Dont proxy, request or collect Facebook usernames or passwords.
Keep private your secret key and access tokens. You can share them with an agent acting to operate your app if they sign a confidentiality agreement.
Dont use a service provider in connection with your use of Platform unless you make them sign a contract to: (a) protect any user data you obtained from us (that is at least as protective as our terms and policies), (b) limit their use of that user data solely to using it on your behalf to provide services to your app (and not for their own purposes or any other purposes), and (c) keep it secure and confidential. You must ensure they comply with our terms and policies (and are responsible for their non-compliance).
Keep Facebook user IDs within your control. You can only share them with service providers who help you build or run your app. Ensure that they keep the user IDs secure and confidential and comply with our policies (ex: see, 3.7). If you need an anonymous unique identifier to share with service providers, use ourmechanism.
Dont sell, license, or purchase any data obtained from us or our services.
Dont directly or indirectly transfer any data that you receive from us (including anonymous, aggregate, or derived data) to any ad network, data broker or other advertising or monetization-related service. By indirectly we mean you arent allowed to, for example, transfer data to a third party who then transfers the data to an ad network.
Dont put Facebook data in a search engine or directory, or include web search functionality on Facebook.
If you are acquired by or merge with a third party, you can continue to use our data only within your app.
If you use friend data from Facebook to establish social connections in your app, only do so if each person in that connection has granted you access to that information.
Dont use data obtained from Facebook to make decisions about eligibility, including whether to approve or reject an application or how much interest to charge on a loan.
If you implement or have previously implemented (on your own behalf or on behalf of a third party) any Facebook Tools / Facebook Business Tools (as defined in our standard terms for such Facebook Tools /Facebook Business Tools (Facebook Business Tools Terms), currently available at: or any successor terms we may make available, including at: you acknowledge that the Facebook Business Tools Terms apply in connection with your usage of Platform, including for optimization of Platform and/or the related Facebook Company Product.
Add something unique to the community. Dont replicate core functionality that Facebook already provides.
Respect the way Facebook looks and functions. Dont offer experiences that change it.
If youre building an app with a personalized or social experience, enable people to easily share on Facebook content theyve created.
Respect the limits weve placed on Facebook functionality.
Only incentivize a person to log into your app, enter a promotion on your apps Page, check-in at a place, or to use Messenger to communicate with your business. Dont incentivize other actions.
Encourage people to accurately tag and share content.
If your service integrates a persons data into a physical product, only create a physical product for that persons personal and non-commercial use.
Dont build an app whose primary purpose is to redirect people off of Facebook.
If you want to use our logos or brand, follow the guidelines in theFacebook Brand Resource and Permissions CenterandBrand Guidelines for Facebook Developers. Ad networks and data brokers must get our written permission before using our Platform, logos, or trademarks.
Dont sell, transfer or sublicense our code, APIs, or tools to anyone.
Only use our SDKs to develop and distribute apps or content for use with the Facebook Platform. You may also distribute any object code or sample source code included in the SDKs for inclusion in such apps.
Dont modify, translate, create derivative works of, or reverse engineer any SDK or its components.
Be honest about your relationship with Facebook when talking to the press or users. Comply with our Developer PR Guidelines and get approval from us before issuing any formal press release or blog post mentioning Facebook.
If you use the Like button on iOS or Android, dont collect or use any information from it.
a. Stories must not include any logos, watermarks, calls-to-action, or other promotional content.
b. Additional policies for Stories with Attribution: (1) Stories must not be generic (i.e., only enable people to share unique and personal content). (2) If a person clicks on your Story, ensure you direct them to an experience that enhances the Story and/or enables them to create their own Story.
You are responsible for restricting access to your content in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including geo-filtering or age-gating access where required.
Dont provide or promote content that infringes upon the rights of any third party.
Ensure that you own or secure all rights necessary to display, distribute and deliver all content in your app.
Satisfy all licensing, reporting and payout obligations to third parties in connection with your app.
If your app contains content submitted or provided by third parties:
a. In the United States, you must take all steps required to fall within the applicable safe harbors of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act including designating an agent to receive notices of claimed infringement, instituting a repeat infringer termination policy and implementing a notice and takedown process.
b. In other countries, you must comply with local copyright laws and implement an appropriate notice and takedown process for when you receive a notice of claimed infringement.
Dont knowingly share information with us that you have collected from children under the age of 13.
Comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the jurisdiction where your app is available. Do not expose Facebook or people who use Facebook to harm or legal liability as determined by us in our sole discretion.
If applicable, comply with the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) and obtain any opt-in consent necessary to share data on Facebook.
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to any claim against us related to your service, actions, content or information.
Data Collection and Use: If you are a Tech Provider for an entity, comply with the following:
a. Only use an entitys data on behalf of the entity (i.e., only to provide services to that entity and not for your own business purposes or another entitys purposes).
b. Dont use an entitys data to build or augment user profiles.
c. Dont use an entitys data to retarget on or off of Facebook, use piggybacking or redirects, or combine an entitys data with data from another entity.
d. Dont let people other than those acting on an entitys behalf (ex: its employees) access the entitys data.
e. Delete all of an entitys data you have received from us if that entity asks you to or if you stop providing services for that entity, unless you are required to keep it by law, regulation, or separate agreement with us.
Features: For all Platform features (ex: APIs) you use as a Tech Provider, comply with the following:
a. Dont use Platform to enable an entity to access user data, unless you have entered into a separate agreement with us.
b. Dont charge a fee for using the Platform feature (or related Facebook Services). This policy does not prohibit you from charging for any of your other products and services unrelated to use of the Platform feature (or related Facebook Services).
c. Ensure you have the authority to use the Platform feature (or related Facebook Services) on the entitys behalf.
d. Dont combine multiple entities or their Facebook Pages or Groups in the same account.
e. Revoke an entitys access to the Platform feature (or related Facebook Services) if we request it.
We can analyze your app, website, content, and data for any purpose, including commercial.
We can monitor or collect data related to your use of SDKs.
We will use information we receive from you or in connection with your Platform integration in accordance with ourData Policy.
You give us all rights necessary to use any API, SDK, or other technology you provide us to enable your app or bot to work, including the right to incorporate information you provide to us into other parts of Facebook, and the right to attribute the source of information using your name or logos.
We may share your contact info with people who want to contact you.
We may use your name, logos, content, and information, including materials you submit for review, screenshots and video captures of your app and your Facebook Page, for distribution, marketing, and promotional purposes, to demonstrate or feature your use of Facebook, worldwide and royalty-free in all formats and media. You also represent that you have the right to grant this permission.
You give us the right to link to or frame your app, and place content, including ads, around your app. If you use our social plugins, feed dialog or share button, you also give us permission to use and allow others to use such links and content on Facebook.
You grant us and our affiliates a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of, any data, content, and other information made available by you or on your behalf in connection with the Platform feature. This license survives even if you stop using the Platform feature. You are responsible for obtaining the necessary rights from all applicable rights holders to grant this license. Any API made available by you or on your behalf in connection with the Platform feature is deemed part of your App.
We or an independent auditor acting on our behalf may audit your app, systems, and records to ensure your use of Platform and data you receive from us is safe and complies with our Terms, and that youve complied with our requests and requests from people who use Facebook to delete user data obtained through our Platform. If requested, you must provide us with proof that your app complies with our terms.
We can create apps or products that offer features and services similar to your app.
We dont guarantee that Platform will always be free.
If you exceed 5M MAU, 100M API calls per day, or 50M impressions per day, you may be subject to additional terms.
Facebook and its licensors reserve all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights, in and to all SDKs.
Any SDKs you receive from us are provided to you on an as is basis, without warranty of any kind.
We can issue a press release describing our relationship with you.
We may prohibit your use of any service provider in connection with your use of Platform.
We may enforce against your app or website if we conclude you have violated our terms or are negatively impacting the Platform, and we may suspend your app or website, with our without advance notice, while we investigate suspected violations of our terms. We may or may not notify you in advance.
Enforcement is both automated and manual, and can include disabling your app, restricting you and your apps access to platform functionality, requiring that you delete data, terminating our agreements with you or any other action that we deem appropriate.
We communicate with developers through Developer Alerts and email from the or m domain. Ensure that the email address associated with your Facebook account and the email address registered to the app are current and that you dont filter out these messages.
We may change these terms at any time without prior notice. Please check them regularly. Your continued use of Platform constitutes acceptance of those changes.
Your use of Facebook technology is subject to this Platform Policy, ourStatement of Rights and Responsibilitiesand any other terms that apply to the applicable technology.
Verify that you have integrated Login correctly. Your app shouldnt crash or hang during the testing process.
Native iOS and Android apps that implement Facebook Login must use our official SDKs for login.
Use a clearly branded log in button that follows the guidelines in theFacebook Brand Resource Center
Request only the data and publishing permissions your app needs to provide a good user experience.
Ask for a write permission only at a point when your app needs the permission (ex: dont prompt a write permission immediately after a user logs in to your app).
You cannot convert user data you receive from us into independent data (ex. by pre-filling data fields with user data you received from us and asking the user to submit or save the data).
If a person declines a permission, you can prompt them again after they indicate an intent to grant you the permission.
Provide a Log Out option that functions properly and is easy to find.
If you have ads in your app on Facebook, comply with ourAdvertising Policies.
Avoid excessive ads. Dont let ads distract from your apps functionality.
If you use a third party ad provider to include ads in your app on Facebook, only use a provider fromthis list.
Dont include third-party ads (including for other apps) in posts, comments, notifications, requests, invites or messages.
Dont include or pair Platform Integrations with non-Facebook ads.
If you run a promotion, contest, competition, or sweepstake on Facebook, comply with ourPromotions Policies.
a. Dont share the same app ID with a desktop web game off of m.
b. Dont use your Facebook.com game or email addresses youve obtained from us to promote or link to a desktop web game off of Facebook.
c. Use Facebook Payments as your only payment method for all in-game purchases.
d. Use Facebook Payments offers if you reward people for actions involving third parties.
a. Only use Facebook Login, social plugins, and publishing channels. Dont use connections such as friends lists.
b. During authentication, only request age, email, and publishing permissions.
a. Dont share the same app ID with a desktop web game off of .
b. Dont use your mobile game or email addresses youve obtained from us to promote or link to a web game off of Facebook.
a. Dont charge for any items within iOS games (i.e., iOS games must be free to play). For all other games, you may only charge for items in your game if you have entered into aseparate agreementwith us.
b. If you want to include ads within your game, only use the Games Ads API. Dont use a third party ad provider or include any other links to content off your game.
c. Dont build, append to, edit, influence, or augment user profiles, including profiles associated with any mobile device identifier or other unique identifier that identifies any particular user, browser, computer or device.
d. Dont post more than one Context Update per gameplay, without our prior permission.
If you want to facilitate or promote online gambling, online real money games of skill, or online lotteries, get our written permission before using any of our products.
If your game includes mandatory or optional in-app charges, explain this in your apps description.
If you use Facebook Payments, comply with theFacebook Developer Payments Terms.
Dont use Facebook Payments to solicit, collect or transfer funds for charitable causes without our prior permission.
If youre using iOS to run your app, use an iOS approved payment method.
If you accept payments on Facebook, only do so in your app.
Apps eligible for Facebook App Center must be games that use Facebook Login or games on .
a. Ensure the apps name and information are grammatically correct.
b. Ensure the apps language matches the App Center locale.
c. Dont include URLs or use the Facebook brand.
d. Dont include keyword lists, excessive punctuation, or non-standard symbols.
a. Use high quality, relevant images that reflect the app experience.
b. Keep any image text concise. Dont obstruct images with text.
c. Dont include ads, URLs or gimmicks such as Play buttons.
a. Use a transparent or colored background. If your icon requires a white background, use a colored border.
b. If your logo has a drop shadow, use a colored background.
a. Dont include rounded edges or borders.
b. Clearly represent the purpose of the app and show accurate, relevant in-app experiences.
c. Keep your video high-quality and high-resolution.