Unruly Users Can Now Be Banned From Facebook Applications


By Mike Knoop Comment

facebook platform developersThere was a hidden gem in this week’s Facebook Platform update push: 3 new API calls to handle application moderation.

This has been a long requested feature with the initial enhancement filed back in October 2007. Even after the push, the new feature went largely unnoticed until it was mentioned by a Platform Team Member in this thread. Nonetheless, here are the API calls which were added:

For the time being this new feature does not have a graphical user interface; all actions must be done via the Facebook API. Also worth noting is that this feature is only useful to developers wishing to ban users by their Facebook ID — you’ll need to implement your own solution using iFrames if you’d like to ban users by IP address.