How to Upload Games to Facebook

by Stephanie Ellen
Share your game with old or new friends on Facebook.

Share your game with old or new friends on Facebook.

If you have developed a game that you want to make available to Facebook users, you can make the game publicly available in the Facebook App Directory. As long as your game is built with a Web-programming language like PHP, Python, Java or C#, you can make your game available to Facebook users for inclusion in their profiles. Adding an app to the Facebook App Directory is accomplished through the Facebook Developer app.

Upload your game to your own website in a directory that you name "canvas." For example, if your website is mywebsite.net then upload the game to mywebsite.net/canvas. Facebook will feed your game from this directory.

Log into your Facebook account and then install the Facebook developer app. To install the app, navigate to the Facebook app directory and then type "Developer" into the Search Apps text box. Press "Enter" and then click "Developer by Facebook" in the results listing. Click "Go to app" and then click "Allow" to install the app.

Type basic information about your game into the registration screen. For example, type a name for your game into the "Application Name" text box. Click the check box indicating you have read and agree to the terms of the Facebook Platform and then click "Submit."

Click the "Facebook Integration" tab and then type a name for your game into the "Canvas Page" text box.

Type the URL for the canvas page you created in Step 1 into the "Canvas URL" text box to complete the registration process. Your game is available for use in the Facebook App Directory.

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About the Author

Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.

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