Payouts FAQ

On-Boarding with Facebook

To update your payment information:

  1. Go to the Facebook Developers site.
  2. Click My Apps and select Audience Network or Developer tab.
  3. Click the Payout tab.
  4. Select an existing Payout method or create a new one.

We can issue payouts to your bank or PayPal account (does not apply to Audience Netowrk users).

You will need:

  • Payout Account Information (address, tax type, tax ID)
  • Owner Information (name, address, birthdate)
  • Bank information (bank name, account number or IBAN, country, SWIFT code or routing number)
  • PayPal information (PayPal email, country, merchant ID)

Government agencies use tax ID numbers to identify both individuals and businesses when assessing any taxes required by law. Where you live and how your run your business factors into which tax ID numbers you'll need.

  • If you represent a business in the United States or European Union, you'll need to provide a federal employer identification number (FEIN) or a value-added tax identification number (VAT.)
  • If you run your business individually as a sole proprietorship, you'll need to provide a social security number (SSN) or other tax identification (ex: country ID or passport number.)
  • If you live outside of the United States and European Union, you'll need to provide an applicable identification number issued by a government agency. This number should not only uniquely identify you or your business, but it should also be associated with your Audience Network Account.

Payout Account Admins have the ability to edit company and financial information, while App Admins and Page Admins have access to both app and page-level features, but cannot edit financial information.

Using Payout Account Information

To update your payout account and financial information, you must be the Financial Admin of your payout account.To update your account information:

  • Go to the Facebook Developers site.
  • Click your profile photo in the top right corner and select Company Settings.
  • Choose the appropriate tab to update your company or financial info. Scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes.

Please note, it may take a few days to finalize any changes you make to your company or financial information. Additionally, your ability to receive your payout may be affected if you edit any info before a payment is scheduled.

You must be the Financial Admin of your payout account to modify or add new users. To update or add someone as an admin:

  1. Visit the Facebook Developers site.
  2. Click your profile photo in the top right corner and select Company Settings.
  3. Click Admins.
  4. Enter the name of the new admin and then click Save Changes.

Facebook only sends payments in United States dollars (USD). If your bank requires an intermediary or correspondent account in order to receive USD payments, please include the following:

  • Intermediary Bank Name
  • Intermediary Bank Country
  • Intermediary SWIFT code

Status of Payout

Facebook issues payments twice a month:

  1. A payment for activity between the 1st through 15th of the month.
  2. A payment for activity between the 16th and the end of the month.
  3. A payment for Google Play from two months ago.

Facebook will issue payments approximately 21 days after each bi-monthly period. Visit the Facebook Developer Payments Terms for more information.

Google Play payments will be made approximately 45 days after each monthly period.

To check the status of your payment:

  1. Visit the Facebook Developers Site.
  2. Click the Audience Network tab.
  3. Click the Payout tab.
  4. Select Payment Reports to view your app's payments status.

If the status shows "Rejected/Pending Payment", please confirm that your Payout Account Detail Information is accurate. Additionally, you can also contact us by clicking on the "Need Help?" button within the Audience Network Dashboard for further information.

An invoice shows your monthly earnings over the course of a month. Your account's invoice is generated by our finance team before payment. The account number on this invoice is an internal number for our records.

A remittance statement shows the amount paid by Facebook to your account for your earnings over the course of a month. When our bank initiates the payment to your bank account you will receive a remittance statement around the third week of the month.

You can view your daily reports and payout reports to calculate your current balance by using our payments API. You can download daily reports for the previous 45 days. For details, see Payments Reports.

Payments are transferred to your linked account when you accumulate a minimum of $100 in revenue. If your payment balance is less than $100 for any given payment period, payment will be rolled over to the next payout cycle. Rollover will continue until your payment balance reaches $100.

Privacy and Security

To verify you're the Financial Admin of your payout account, please visit the Facebook Developers site.

Facebook values the trust you place in us and takes the necessary steps to prevent unauthorized access to your information. We store your financial information on secured servers and take extra steps to protect this info from hackers.

While we may share your contact or other profile information according to our data policy, no banking or PayPal information is shared except as necessary when making payments or complying with legal requirements.

Facebook may store your information to prevent you from having to re-enter it for future payouts. Additionally, should you request that Facebook makes changes to your payment information, we may retain certain evidence supporting these changes (example: bank information).

If you're experiencing issues or have any payments questions, let us know and we’ll work with you to make sure the problem is addressed.

Getting Help

If you haven't received your payment by the 21st of the month, please check the following before contacting support:

  1. Verify that you have accumulated at least $100 in revenue.
  2. Contact your bank to ensure they haven't rejected the payment and that your bank account can receive payments in USD.
  3. Review your payout account information to confirm it's accurate.

If you have any questions or issues with your payouts account, please let us know.

For more information on monetization and payouts for charitable organizations, please visit our Fundraising and Donations page.