On average, the Like and Share Buttons are viewed across almost 10 million websites daily. At f8 this year, we let developers preview the Like Button on iOS mobile devices. Today, we are excited to make the Like Button available to all Android and iOS mobile app developers. People using a mobile app can directly Like the app's Facebook Page, or any Open Graph object within the app, and share on Facebook. The mobile Like Button works seamlessly with the Facebook account the person is logged into on their device, allowing people to Like any piece of content, while in your native app.
There are many parts of an app where you can choose to display the Like Button, and below are some guidelines, along with examples of successful implementation:
We recommend testing different locations to determine which leads to the best engagement. It is also important to select locations on the screen that resonate with your existing app experience and user interface. Some apps also show a pop-up dialog with the Like Button at the right moment in the app when people want to engage or share content.
Your Page is the best way to communicate with people and keep them up-to-date on information related to your app or game. You can provide tips, start a conversation, or even reach your relevant audience through ads. Liking the Page allows active mobile app users to engage with your content on both web and mobile. Additionally, you can use App Links to create a seamless experience between your Page and your native app. This way, your fans will be able to click on a link posted on your Page, and go directly back to your native or web app without friction.
Start using the Like Button on your mobile app today with just a simple line of code!
Please note that you will have to submit your implementation for review via the Status and Review tab in the Dev Tool before the Like Button is live in your mobile app.