Applying to ThreatExchange

Create a Facebook App

Before using the ThreatExchange API, you'll need to create a Facebook app.

  • Log in to Facebook using the account you'll use to create the app. This must be a real Facebook account.
  • Go to and create a new app. (If you don't see "My Apps" then make sure you're logged in.)
  • Note that your organization's name must appear in the app name. For example, if your company's name is FizzBuzz, some nice app names include "FizzBuzz ThreatExchange", "FizzBuzz Anti-Malware Team", "FizzBuzz Site Integrity", etc.
  • The contact email address you supply must belong to the company owning the app: for example,
  • Also note that we cannot approve apps owned by a government entity or educational institution. The latter includes individual research projects.
  • Take the app out of development mode. In the App Review section, enable the "Do you want to make this app available to the public" check box.

Terms of use

Please see the Terms and Conditions -- depending on your company, you may wish to obtain signoff from your company's legal team.

Add the ThreatExchange product

Start the submission

Fill out app settings


  • ThreatExchange uses the app-ID framework but there is no installable app per se.
  • Enter in URLs appropriate for your organization, and any company logo for the "app icon".
  • Feel free to use the category "Lifestyle".
  • Click through the personal and business verification flows.
  • For "platform", simply use "website" and your company's URL.

Fill out your use-case

Make the app public

... if you haven't already done so.

Submit for review


  • If you get a message about needing to upload an Android or iOS version of your app (ThreatExchange does not use installable apps), please go back to Settings -> Basic and make sure that for "platform", you have used "website" with your company's URL.

Once review is complete

The name ThreatExchange appears with a green checkmark, and you see the subproducts "Descriptors", "Tags", etc. in addition to "App Review" which you had seen up until now.

Do a power-search for tag "testing" -- you should see results. Please contact us at with any issues.

Welcome to ThreatExchange!

Next, continue with the Getting Started page!