In addition to complying with the Participation Guidelines, see our documentation on preparing your submission for tips on preparing for technical review.
Creating a website that meets the participation guidelines will make your website compatible with the Free Basics Platform. This document will help you configure your website and submit it for review to be listed within Free Basics.
The goal of the Free Basics Platform is to provide people with a set of free basic services that will serve as an onramp to bringing them online. More people will want to connect to the internet and ultimately become paying users if they first experience the benefits of being online. To do this effectively for people who are new to the internet, it’s important to have content and services available that are useful and easy to use, to enable as many developers and entrepreneurs as possible to participate in Free Basics, and to offer services that encourage the exploration of the broader internet.
Compatibility for listing within Free Basics is based on the below criteria:
To sustainably deliver free basic internet services to people, we need to build apps that use data very efficiently. Operators have made significant economic investments to bring the internet to people globally, and Free Basics needs to be sustainable for operators so that they can continue to invest in the infrastructure to maintain, improve and expand their networks. Services should not use VoIP, video, file transfer, or photos larger than 200 KB.
Websites must be built to be optimized for browsing on both feature and smartphones and in limited bandwidth scenarios. In addition, websites must be properly integrated with Internet.org to allow zero rating and must meet technical guidelines.
Before you submit your website, be sure you’ve read and comply with these guidelines. Your website must also comply with local laws and regulations.
By submitting your service for consideration in Free Basics, you are confirming that you've reviewed the Free Basics Participation Guidelines and agree to the following:
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding our terms, guidelines, and policies. We plan to add to this FAQ from time to time, so check back for updates.
No. Content made available by participants through Free Basics Platform is owned and controlled by those participants. Facebook never takes ownership of any content made available by participants.
The license included in Facebook’s terms that applies to Free Basics Platform content serves a limited purpose: to the extent the content passes through Facebook servers, the license simply ensures that Facebook has whatever rights may be needed to proxy that content.
No, we do not reject services on the basis of our Community Standards.