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Is one permitted to sell digital goods using Facebook Payments?

Looking at https://developers.facebook.com/policy/credits/ I understand:

  • I am not permitted to sell tangible goods (any good that is physically delivered) using Facebook Payments.
  • I am permitted to sell in-game digital goods such as weapons. For example, if I were a photographer, could I create a Facebook app that showed low-resolution versions of photos but then use Facebook Payments to sell downloads of the high-resolution versions of those photos from within the app?


NOTE: This is duplicate of my question on Stack Overflow; I was advised this was a more appropriate site to post the question to.

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Why don't you ask Facebook? – ChrisF Jul 5 '12 at 9:47
Thanks for your help, @ChrisF. – Mike Jul 5 '12 at 10:10
@ChrisF - don't suppose you know how to contact Facebook? facebook.com/help/?faq=176791949076747&ref_query=contact+ says there's a custom form but I cannot find it anywhere! – Mike Jul 5 '12 at 10:32
Have you checked the links on this page - facebook.com/help/ads-and-business-solutions – ChrisF Jul 5 '12 at 10:40

Hat tip to Gajus Kuizinas who has clarified this for me.

You may not utilize Facebook Payments to sell virtual currency or other stored-value item that can be used outside of the app where the transaction was completed.

In short, no: Facebook Payments cannot be used for digital downloads.

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what app? The Facebook app? – Ooker Jul 19 at 19:03

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