Useful Resources

Like any other development platform, it is important to have the right tools when developing for the Messenger Platform. Here is a short list of links to resources you may find useful as you get started.


Community & Support

Messenger Platform Developer Community Group

Need help? Check out our developer community group! More than 45,000 members are here to help debug, answer questions, and share their experiences. We also share announcements on this group.

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Developer Community Forum

Introduced in 2019. A Q&A forum to get your implementation questions answered. Also don't be afraid to answer other developers questions and give back to the community.

Go to the forum →

Bug Reports

If you think you found a Platform bug, report it to us! we want to fix it

Report a Bug →

Changelog Notfications

If you have an a Messenger app in production subscribe to Messenger changelog notifications.

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For new businesses

Developer Videos

Library of video content with walkthroughs, best practices and recorded events.

Browse videos →

Messaging Partner Directory

Do you rather get set up with one of our Messenger partners. They can help accelerate the results you get via Messenger

Messenger Directory →

Dev Tools

Graph API Explorer

The Graph API Explorer is a simple UI for testing GET, POST, and DELETE Graph API requests. You can also generate access tokens for specific apps and Pages associated with your Facebook account.

Open the Explorer →

FB Access Token Debugger

Think your access token has expired? Not sure if it has the right permissions? Run it through the access token debugger to see all the metadata associated with the token.

Open the Debugger →

FB Platform Status

Experiencing issues with the Graph API or other parts of the Facebook Platform? Check the FB Platform status page first to see if there is an outage or known issue.

Check Platform Status →

FB Login

There are many ways to integrate Facebook login into your Messenger Platform experience. For those looking to build a service provider on the Platform, request the manage_pages scope to get access to make API calls on behalf of a Page.

On May 5, 2020, we released six new Page permissions to replace the manage_pages and publish_pages permissions. The manage_pages permission has been replaced with pages_manage_ads, pages_manage_metadata, pages_read_engagement, and pages_read_user_content. The publish_pages permission has been replaced with pages_manage_posts and pages_manage_engagement.

Please visit our V7.0 Blog post, Graph API Changelog, and Pages API Overview for more information.

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