The Facebook Business Extension, v1 is currently only available to whitelisted Partners. Please contact your Facebook representative for access.
The Feed Approach (recommended) is a simple pull model where you periodically generate a file with product information. Facebook then periodically fetches the file to get the most recent product information. Your plugin should create this file according to our developer specs and pass the URL of the file to the popup.
Any net new Facebook Business Extension integrations must use the Feed Approach.
Alternatively, the API Approach is a PUSH model, whereby your plugin makes direct API calls to Facebook.
Implement logic to generate feed file—Your plugin must have logic to generate the feed file, and mechanisms to periodically do so. For example:
feedPingUrlparameter. See Facebook Page Shops Integration.
Include required fields in your feed file—Your feed file must include several required fields to generate a compatible feed file:
condition. There are optional fields, such as
google_product_category, which we recommend including, because this enables your plugin users to easily create product sets on Facebook. See Catalog, Reference for parameter details.
(Optional) Create a logic to estimate time to generate a feed file. See
feedPingUrl in Facebook Page Shops Integration.
(Optional) To enable Facebook Page Shops, specify the
canSetupShop parameter in the initial setup. This parameter allows users to decide if they want to sync products to a Facebook shop. See Message Passing.