Add a Facebook application in sandbox mode to an application or page

I’ve been building some Facebook applications lately. Facebook pages and applications is kind of a confusingĀ  system and you can’t get enough of handy tips to put in your toolbox.

The latest problem I had was that I wanted to add the application canvas as a tab on the application page itself. But as the application was in sandbox mode (and/or not published to the directory) I could not find the application so that I could “install” it on the page/app.

Then I found this little handy link. Just paste this into your browser when you are logged in to Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/add.php?api_key=97f0a6f5dd2f3d74269c17621a5b9b93&pages

This will give you this screen

Just change the API key to yours and you should be able to add your sandbox application to any page. I guess that you also could change the querystring “pages” to “profiles” or something to be able to add an app to your profile.

2 Thoughts on “Add a Facebook application in sandbox mode to an application or page

  1. Hey, great post.
    Small to do, great impact :) Didn’t found a way for this before.
    Thanks a lot! :)

  2. Sebastian on May 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm said:

    Saved my ass. I’d rather eat glass than wade through Facebook documentation.

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