Since this morning, Facebook App Developers have been pulling their hair because of a serious bug preventing them to add their apps on Facebook pages. Facebook is looking into the matter but meanwhile, I’ve found a workaround.
How to add a Facebook App on a Facebook Page ?
Previously (before the bug), we were able to add an application on a Facebook page using the following link : https://www.facebook.com/dialog/pagetab?app_id=311322128882333&redirect_uri=http://facebook.com/metz.students?sk=app_311322128882333 where the parameters :
- app_id : the id of your application
- redirect_uri : the Facebook page where you would like to be redirected after the application has been installed. The sk parameter of the redirect_uri allows the user to be redirected in the application on the redirected page. To illustrate this, imagine we are installing a Facebook App called A on a Facebook Page called B. This parameter allows the user to be redirected to the Facebook App A on the page Facebook page B.
Due to the bug, using this method shows an error message when trying to add an application to a Facebook page :
Sorry, something went wrong.
We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.