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Facebook Updated Messenger Platform Policies and Faster Review Times

At Facebook Messenger, new policies for the Messenger Platform as well as a faster review process is launched on August 15, 2016.

With this update, the dev team has also opened the Messenger Platform for standard messaging.

And will continue to test subscription messaging, to learn more about people’s subscription preferences before fully opening up this capability, the team stated.

This policy update will also create a more streamlined review process for app submissions, with a review time of five days or less.

We continue to put people in control of their experiences in Messenger. All conversations between businesses and people must be initiated by the person receiving the messages, who can then mute or block the business at any time.

The update now allow businesses and developers who use Send/Receive API “will now have up to 24 hours to respond to a message initiated by a person in Messenger,” when using standard messaging.

Also, an allowance to send one message after the 24 hour window is added.

“Each time a person responds to a business through one of the eligible actions listed in the chart below, the clock will reset.” “This new policy allows businesses to re-engage an inactive user, while also providing people with more relevant and timely information that they requested,” expalined dev team.

Subscription messaging allows a business or developer to send regular content to a person. The recipient must opt into receive subscription messaging.

The team said it’ll continue to review the subscription messaging beta, and will post any changes.

Additionally, streamlined “review process” will now review all applications within five days of submission.

The review process for new and existing Send/Receive API integrations.

You can follow this Facebook developers post for more information.

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