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Developers can now put Facebook Like Buttons in their apps

Building on a feature rolled out to iOS earlier this year, Facebook is now letting Android developers put Like Buttons in their apps that link directly to a specific page in Facebook. The Like Buttons within apps will work the same way they do on the web and in the Facebook app itself, letting users choose to Like a specific app or page so that they'll see more of it in their Facebook feeds.

Developers have free range to put the Like button anywhere they want in their app, though Facebook promotes the use of it in a few places, such as after completing a level on a game or in the settings of the app. It also recommends that developers revisit their Facebook Pages to make sure they're engaging and ready to accommodate users that come over from the Like Button in their apps. App Links from Facebook can even make it simple for users to move between your native app and Facebook without any trouble.

Source: Facebook Developers

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

9 Comments
  • Oh joy n5
  • Start looking for the best in-app purchases to require a Facebook login. Oh, that's already happening. Posted via my "G3 Modded" Sprint LG G2 with permanent SIM Unlock on T-Mobile $30 2nd line family plan.
  • Good thing I don't play mobile games. That's only on mobile games right? Posted via Android Central App
  • Is this part of their track you anywhere advertising? Bleh.
  • I don't think there are any LGBT community apps interested in this. Posted via my "G3 Modded" Sprint LG G2 with permanent SIM Unlock on T-Mobile $30 2nd line family plan.
  • They better not. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • This is awesome.. Thanks AC for a valuable information.. I need to update my 40 apps.. With my facebook like button init.. Superr.. !! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dislike.
  • Can that crap be removed or disabled. Who cares how many crapbook likes you get.