Facebook will make its API free for developers and publishers
Posted September 28, 2018 05:00:57 Facebook will be making its API open source and free for anyone who wants to use it, the social network said Tuesday.
The move comes as the social media giant moves toward creating a new platform for the development of mobile apps, video games, and other digital content.
The announcement comes on the heels of a similar announcement from Facebook in June.
The company will also be making the API available to developers and developers will be able to contribute their code.
The API, which Facebook said will make it easier for developers to share their content, was initially made available to anyone who made an application.
The company will now be adding the API to all apps on the platform and will offer a developer license for a one-time fee of $30.
Facebook said the API will be available for developers on the social web, but the new feature will be open to the public and it will be made available on the new Facebook Web Store app.
The Web Store is where Facebook’s apps are sold.
The API was previously available for app developers, but Facebook’s move comes a year after the company announced that it would begin removing the API from its platform.
The move came as Facebook grappled with how to address the growing number of users who were opting to download Facebook Messenger as a free service rather than pay for it.