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How to Resolve Issues with Adding a Facebook APP to a Fan Page

If you have recently created a new Facebook app within the last few days and are trying to add it to your Facebook fan page, you will notice that the “view app profile page” link on the bottom left side is missing. If you can not get to the profile page, this also means you can not click on the “add to my page” link. As far as we know and hope, this is a Facebook bug. We know that Facebook is claiming they will be removing the profile pages on February 1st, so hopefully this is just a temporary issue and there will be a new easier way to add your app to your fan page in the upcoming future. For now we have found a temporary fix!!

Paste this URL into your web address bar:

https://www.facebook.com/dialog/pagetab?app_id=[APP_ID]&display=popup&next=https://[URL_TO_YOUR_APP_ON_YOUR SERVER]

Make sure that you replace [APP_ID] with your app ID and replace [URL_TO_YOUR_APP_ON_YOUR SERVER] with the path to your app page located on your website’s server.

Once you put this URL into the address bar it will display a drop down, simply select the fan page you want to use your app on and that’s it.

We hope this is just a temporary work around and that Facebook will resolve the issue soon but for now enjoy this easy fix. If you know of any other work-arounds for this new issue, please let us know in the comments.

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6 comments
Nidhi Mangal
Nidhi Mangal

Thanks tons! I was successful in adding the app to my facebook page. However, I don't understand why it is giving me a message "Please update your secure tab url" . Can anyone suggest. I have a very simple index.php file which has line. and a "Share our facebook page button"

Pramod
Pramod

Thank you very much... I have been searching this since I started doing Facebook app. Thanks a lot..

David
David

So many thanks!!! I was going nuts looking for how to add the app.

Al
Al

or you can also go the easier route: addpagetab.com

Pramod
Pramod

hi Nidhi, Facebook has strictly announced that Apps should be directed from secure URLs. In Facebook App settings give the https://[URL_TO_YOUR_APP_ON_YOUR SERVER] to Secure Page Tab URL under Page Tab section. May be this will help you.

Al
Al

Nidhi, you're getting that because you might not have entered a secure URL for your app containing the https:// That's all I can think of at the moment.