What is App Review for Facebook Login?

Learn about the review process, criteria and which permissions require review.

What is App Review?

App Review is a review process that Facebook uses as a way to ensure the best possible Facebook experience for your app's audience. The app review process aims to help people feel in control of how your app is using their data by requesting only the permissions your app needs to provide a great user experience.

You do not need to submit your app if it will only be used in Development Mode by you or someone with a role on your app. Any account listed in the Roles tab in your App Dashboard, such as admins, developers, and testers, can use all permissions but will only be able to access their own data, that of test users, and test pages belonging to them.

What are the criteria for review?

We review login permissions on two main criteria:

  1. Utility: The requested permissions must clearly improve the user experience.
  2. Visibility: Data gained from the permission needs to be tied to a direct use.

All permissions data must be visibly used within your app. We do not accept permission requests for data that you may decide to use later.

We'll also review your app to make sure it:

  • Only requests the permissions it really needs
  • Makes proper use of write permissions
  • Works on a variety of devices

Which permissions require review?

  • Review is not required to ask for the two basic permissions: public_profile and email.
  • Review is required to ask for any other permissions when people log into your app

What if I Don't Submit for Review?

In order to use Facebook Login in your app and access additional elements of a person's Facebook profile, you will need to submit your app for review. If your app is not approved or you don't submit for review, people will not be able to use Facebook Login in your app.

Tips for a Successful App Review

Use Only the Permissions Your App Needs

Read about Permissions with Facebook Login to learn more about each permissions and the info it provides access to.

Follow our Review Criteria

We review login permissions on two main criteria:

  1. Utility: The requested permissions must clearly improve the user experience.
  2. Visibility: Data gained from the permission needs to be tied to a direct use.

All permissions data must be visibly used within your app. We do not accept permission requests for data that you may decide to use later.

Follow our Platform Policies

Also remember that your app's Facebook integrations must follow our Policies and Best Practices.


Submit your App for Review

Learn how to submit for App Review in our step-by-step guide.

How to Submit Guide