If you violate any of our Platform Terms or Developer Policies your app and possibly your account will be enforced upon. Enforcement actions for violations will vary. When enforcing on an app, we consider the severity and nature of the violation, the developer’s policy compliance history, and the violation’s impact on users. Enforcement actions for policy violations may include (but are not limited to) any of the following:

  • a warning
  • restricting the app's ability to perform certain actions for a period of time (e.g., posting content)
  • revocation of approved permissions and features
  • deactivation and removal of the application
  • deactivation and deletion of developer account

Violation Details

The developer appeals page lists all of your apps that have been enforced on and the Terms and Policies they have violated.

Violation Notifications

We will communicate information about policy violations through developer notifications and emails.


Enforcement emails are sent to the email address listed in each app’s Contact Email field in the Settings > Basic panel in the App Dashboard.

If you did not receive an email, confirm which email you have designated as the contact email for your app and make sure that it is active, can receive new email, and did not flag the email as junk or spam mail. If you manage multiple apps, make sure that each one has a valid contact email address.

Please note that we can only receive responses to enforcement emails sent from the email address listed in the Contact Email field in your app's Settings > Basic panel. Responses sent from different emails will fail to reach the appropriate team.

Developer Notifications

Developer notifications will be sent your app's alerts inbox. If you did not receive an alert, you may want to verify that your app has enabled developer notifications in the developer settings panel.

Permission and Feature Revocation

In order to use the Platform, developers must comply with Developer Policies, Platform Terms, Developer Documentation, and all other applicable terms and policies. If we find a violation during a review, your app may be subject to enforcement action, which in some cases may include permission and feature revocation. In order to maintain access to permissions and features, your app must use all approved permissions and features in line with their allowed usages and comply with the Platform Terms, Developer Policies, and all other applicable terms and policies.

If we determine that your app is not using a permission or feature in line with its allowed usage or applicable terms and policies, we may take enforcement action, including revoking the permission, as follows:

  • Before the permission is revoked: You may receive an email from us giving you a brief amount of time to remedy the violation or provide additional information necessary for our review. During this time, you can respond to the email and explain your app’s use case for the permissions. Our team will verify the details you provide and determine if enforcement action is needed. If enforcement action is still needed, we may revoke the permissions.
  • After the permission is revoked: If a permission is revoked from your app, you must submit for App Review to regain access to the permission.


If you have received a warning notification you can request more time to address the violation. In your request, you must provide a reason for why you need more time.

To request an extension you can respond to the warning notification email you received requesting more time. If you are approved, you will be granted an extension that is the same as the initial warning period. For example, if the initial warning period was 1 week, the extension will be 1 week. Requesting an extension does not guarantee you will be granted more time.

Only apps that received a warning can request an extension and only an app Administrator or Developer can request an extension.


To request an appeal, you may need to debug your app, update its Facebook integrations, cease behavior that is not compliant, or take other remedial actions. To request an appeal visit our developer appeals page.


We have a team of policy specialists who may be able to help you with your app's situation. To reach a specialist, visit the Developer Appeals page or respond to the enforcement email we sent you.