Facebook Pages Getting Stream API Support – Look for New Page Management Apps Soon

While the Facebook Open Stream API has proven very successful amongst users of applications like Seesmic and TweetDeck who are interested in updating their personal Facebook profiles through another application or device, Facebook Page owners have traditionally had to either post status updates directly on the Page or use tools like Selective Twitter Status to syndicate status updates from Twitter.

Today, however, Facebook is adding full Facebook Page support to the Open Stream API. Now, Page owners can use applications like Seesmic, TweetDeck, and others to post updates and content to their Facebook Pages. All you have to do is authorize an application to publish on behalf of the Page, and you’re all set.

This is very welcome news to app developers interested in serving Page administrators, and to Page owners themselves who want to be able to create more robust interfaces for managing user communication and content on their Facebook Page. We expect to see many app developers jumping on the new feature soon, as there’s definitely a lot of pent up demand for more powerful third party Page management tools.

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