Facebook Allows Some Basic HTML Editing Back Into Application Info Pages

After telling application Page owners that it would remove the ability to add HTML into app Page information tabs a couple weeks ago, Facebook says it is responding to feedback from developers and allowing some basic markup formatting:

  • links: <a href=””></a>
  • bold text: <b></b>
  • italicized text: <em></em>
  • centered text: <center></center>

It had removed HTML editing for security reasons — probably people hacking in weird effects to their Pages, that might have exposed user data. Allowing links and simple text formatting allows for a little context and flair, without the MySpace-style designs.