Facebook launched two updates today to decouple the search submission from the directory to make it easier for developers to get their app faster into the Facebook search index:
- "We are removing the App Directory (in its current form) since it does not drive a significant amount of traffic to your apps.
- We are creating a new, simplified way to get your app into the Facebook search index," noted Carl Sjogreen overt at Facebook developers blog.
"For your app to show up in search (if it's not already listed and has over 10 MAU), simply go to the Developer App and click the "Submit to Search" link in the left sidebar when editing your app."
"After clicking the link, we will submit your app to our search index. There is no longer an approval process for getting your app into search. When you make any changes to your app settings, we will automatically update the listing. It can take up to 72 hours for your app to appear in search results. As always, there is no approval process for launching an app on Platform," Sjogreen stated.
[Source: Facebook Developers]