How to create page tabs in Facebook Timeline

Facebook have changed the way you load apps into your Facebook pages, and I spent a long time trying to figure out how to get tabs to display in Timeline.

Thanks to Nick McCabe, now I know. And it’s only fair you know, too.

  • Create the webpage to be iframed the same way you always would – except now you can go as wide as 810px. Don’t forget you need https!
  • Create the app the same as you normally would, except selecting the most appropriate tab width (narrow, 520px and wide, 810px).

Now for the bit no one tells you about:

  • Go to https://www.facebook.com/dialog/pagetab?app_id=APPID&next=URL where APPID is your app id and URL is the url you’re framing in. Then add it to your page.

So simple. But so annoying.

An “add to my page” button would be so much better.

How to create page tabs in Facebook Timeline
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  • March 28, 2012 at 10:13 am
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    Thanks for sharing Cate. Perfect snippet of info we needed here. You’re a star.

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