Requesting Clarification on Updated Automation Guidelines


#1

Is an app in violation of the updated guidelines for developers relating to automation and the use of multiple accounts if it asks multiple users to post substantially the same information each to their own individual accounts (only one account per user), particularly if each user is notified for each request and has the opportunity to confirm or opt out prior to the app posting to their timeline?


How updated automation/multiple accounts guidelines impact service websites
#2

The use of any form of automation (including scheduling) to post identical or substantially similar content, or to perform actions such as Likes or Retweets, across many accounts that have authorized your app (whether or not you created or directly control those accounts) is not permitted.


#3

Thanks for the clarification. We are still wondering if automation or scheduling is not used, but if users are asked to share and take a manual opt-in step to share, then is that allowable?


#4

As a rule this is not allowed.