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.

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Community & Support

Messenger Platform Developer Community

Need help? Check out our developer community group! More than 15,000 members are here to help debug, answer questions, and share their experiences.

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Messenger Platform Dev Blog

Platform announcements, tutorials, developer stories, and more!

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Bug Reporting Tool

If you think you found a Platform bug, start by getting help on our developer community group. Definitely a bug? Report it to us!

Please add the 'Messenger Platform' tag to your bug reports so we get it to the right engineering team for investigation.

Report a Bug →

Stack Overflow

Lots of Messenger Platform devs also answer questions on Stack Overflow (including us)! Use the 'Facebook-Messenger-Bot' tag.

Go to Stack Overflow →

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.

View the Docs →