Facebook announces a new app review system

Facebook App has instituted a new app review system for developers and they set new limits on data access via their application programming interfaces (APIs).

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 12, 2020 11:40 IST

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Facebook has instituted a new app review system for developers, setting new limits on data access via their application programming interfaces (APIs) so that such privacy debacles can be identified well in advance. The social networking giant testing of 'Data Use Checkup', a new annual process for developers. It ensures API access and data use to comply with the Facebook Platform Policy.

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Developers enrolled in testing should complete this request for each of their apps within 60 days, or risk losing their API access. Last year, Facebook announced a new framework for protecting people's privacy and the information they choose to share.


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The new 'Data Use Checkup' differs from App Review, a submission process in which developers justify that their intended use of certain API permissions is in compliance with Facebook platform policy and provides the best possible experience for people and clients. If your app is enrolled, you will receive information via a developer alert and banner on the App Dashboard," informed Facebook.Developers should update contact information in Notification Settings to include up-to-date contact details, ensuring they receive timely alerts and notifications.Facebook admitted that its partner community is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and it is committed to introducing 'Data Use Checkup' to the community in a way that doesn't create too much additional burden. The company has tightened its policies around letting third-party app developers use its platform after the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

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