Facebook Provides List Of Best Practices For Open Graph Submissions

Facebook continued its efforts to keep its Open Graph clean, providing developers with a list of best practices for their submissions, and informing them that certain Open Graph actions will no longer be approved: listen; content-consumption actions such as browse, discover, and view; actions triggered by joining or registering with an application; and non-English actions.

The social network announced the best practices list in a post on its developer blog, and key points from the list include:

  • Developers should use common actions whenever possible, and only create custom actions when necessary.
  • Open Graph actions should be different from social plugins, which already write to Open Graph and do not need to be submitted for review.
  • Use an Open Graph test user to generate stories used during reviews.
  • Open Graph actions should express real experiences.
  • Grammar should be correct, including properly conjugated verbs.

Developers: Is this new best practices list helpful?

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