App Types

App Types determine which Products can be added to an app in the App Dashboard and which Permissions and Features can be requested by an app through the App Review process.

When you create an app you will be asked how the app will be used:

The selection you choose determines its type: Business, Gaming, or None. Once you choose an App Type, your app will only be presented with Products, Permissions, and Features that are available to that App Type.

Note that you may later set your App Type to None by using the App Dashboard (App Review > My Permissions and Features), but if you do you won't be able to change it again.


Gaming apps are apps that can be played off of the Facebook Platform, meaning they are neither Instant Games nor Canvas games.

Available Features

  • None

Available Products

Available Permissions


Apps designated as None are apps designed for non-business-related and non-gaming purposes. Apps designated as None have access to all Products, Permissions, and Features.