Warning: fb:app_id hasn’t been included in the meta tags

Last update: 10 August, 2017

The warning:

fb:app_id hasn’t been included in the meta tags. Specify the app ID so that stories shared to Facebook will be properly attributed to the app. Alternatively, app_id can be set in url when open the share dialog. Otherwise, the default app id( 966242223397117 ) will be assigned.

This warning message appears if you have not specified a Facebook app ID for your site. This does not interfere with the ability to share posts on Facebook but may limit your ability to use Facebook features like Insights.

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Create a Facebook app

If you would like to create a Facebook app for your website, please follow the steps found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/register

Get the App ID

After you’ve setup a Facebook app, you´ll find the App ID in the app dashboard.

Add App ID to Yoast SEO

Please add the App ID under SEO > Social > Facebook > Facebook App ID.

Log in to your WordPress website. When you’re logged in, you will be in your ‘Dashboard’. On the left-hand side, you will see a menu. In that menu, click on ‘SEO’.
The ‘SEO’ settings will expand providing you additional options. If you don’t see the ‘Social’ setting in your ‘SEO’ menu, please enable your advanced settings first.

Yoast SEO > Dashboard (Advanced disabled)

Menu with advanced settings disabled
Enable advanced features

Click on ‘Social’. Yoast SEO > Social
Click on the ‘Facebook’ tab. Scroll to the bottom and enter the App Id.
Click ‘Save Changes’.

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