Quick steps to submit Facebook app for review

In order to configure your Facebook app to be successfully approved, refer to the below step-by-step guide. Additional information is also available on the Facebook developers console guidelines page. Important aspects to pay attention during configuration are:

THINGS YOU NEED BEFORE APP SUBMISSION

App details:
  • Logo: 1024 x 1024 high-resolution image for your app
  • Long Description: Explanation of what your app does and why you need the functionality going through review
  • Privacy Policy: An accessible website URL that hosts your privacy policy

Status and Review:

  • General instructions of what your app does.
  • Individual notes on each of the additional requested permissions as detailed below.
  • Individual steps to replicate functionality for additional requested permissions as detailed below.
  • At least 4 screenshots of your in-app experience.
  • A version of your iOS or Android app:
    • iOS Simulator Build or Apple Store ID listed in Settings
    • APK file or Android Package Name listed in Settings

Additional Requested Permissions

  • publish_actions – Used when pushing data to Facebook through our API. Ex: Post status API.
  • read_friendlists – Used to access the custom lists of friends a user has created. (does not access the complete list of a user’s friends for the given app, It allows you to request the friends that are also a part of your app environment)
  • read_stream – Used for reading the posts in a person feed.
  • user_status – Used to access a person status messages.
  • user_events – Used to retrieve a list of events that a user has subscribed to.
  • user_groups – Used to retrieve a list of groups a user is a member of.
  • user_likes – Used to access a list of all pages and objects that a user has liked.
  • user_videos – Used to access the videos a user has uploaded or been tagged in.
  • user_photos – Used to access the images a user has uploaded or been tagged in.
  • Note: Facebook requires that you have accepted permissions to publish_actions as well when requesting the user_photos API.
  • user_tagged_places – Used to access the places a user has been tagged in.
  • user_about_me – Used to access the users bio/about information.
  • user_birthday – Used to access the date and month of a user’s birthday, it may or may not include the year depending on their privacy settings.
  • user_education_history – Used to access a user’s education history.
  • user_hometown – Used to access the user’s hometown.
  • user_location – Used to access the user’s current city.
  • user_relationship_details – Used to access the persons interested in data.
  • user_relationships – Used to access details on the user’s relationship status, significant other and family data.
  • user_religion_politics – Used to access the users religious and political affiliations.
  • user_work_history – Used to access details on the users work history and the list of employers.

STEP-BY-STEP APPROVAL GUIDE

  • Log in to your Facebook Developers Account
  • Select your Facebook app from the App drop-down as shown or you can create a new app select that (Here we have created app named Awesome App)
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  • ¬†Click on “Status & Review” to submit the app for review
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  • Start the submission process by clicking on “Start a Submission”
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  • Select the permissions that you want to enable for the app
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  • Add the screenshots highlighting the use-case of Facebook app for your website/app
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  • Make sure to complete the required settings for every permission that you are going to ask the user. If there are any missing parameters, a red error icon will be come up as shown below. Click on the red error icon to complete the settings.
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  • Along with this make sure to “Add Notes” too. This is a must for the approval process.
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  • After completing all the details, submit the app for review.
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  • Accept the Facebook platform Terms and Conditions and submit the request
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