Facebook updated its app dashboard to ease the application review process for developers by helping them request access to the appropriate permissions for their apps.
Software engineer Samuel Kitono said in a blog post that the social network’s app review process—during which developers request access to the permissions they believe are necessary to access information from the Facebook platform—also helps Facebook understand how developers are using and accessing its platform.
Facebook added a new tool to the app review process that enables developers to see past application-programming interface calls and commonly used endpoints so that they can better determine which permissions they need.
The social network sends messages to developers—via the dashboard inbox or personal email—related to the permissions they requested, which can become an onerous process if that number is too high.
Therefore, Facebook added a feature that lets developers remove permissions from the app dashboard and no longer receive messages related to those permissions.
Finally, Facebook added a new page to its app dashboard where developers can see past submissions for app review.
Kitono wrote, “This information gives teams insight into what permissions have been requested before and improves submissions moving forward.”