Ramakrishna Ramakrishna - 1 year ago 81
Android Question

Send private message to my friend(s) using my android application

I am developing an application in which user can share messages with his/her Facebook friends. I am using Facebook API for android. I can able to authenticate user, as well as I can get my friend list as a Facebook user and also post message on wall, but I am looking for sending private message to my friends and I didn't get any solution for that, so can any body help me, how can I achieve ...

Thanks in advance

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Answer Source

It is not possible to send private messages on the behalf of the user using the graph api.

You should however be able to use the Send Dialog, though I haven't tried it on android, but it should be something like:

Bundle params = new Bundle();
params.putString("to", "USER_ID");
params.putString("name", "TITLE HERE");
params.putString("link", "A URL"); // this link param is required

facebook.dialog(context, "send", params, new DialogListener() {
    public void onComplete(Bundle values) {

    public void onFacebookError(FacebookError error) {}

    public void onError(DialogError e) {}

    public void onCancel() {}

Another approach you can use is the Chat API with which you can send messages on the behalf of the user, it requires the xmpp_login permission and you to implement an xmpp client.


Since this dialog is not supported yet in android, you have 3 options:

  1. Wait for facebook to implement the dialog for android.
  2. Try to open the dialog in a browser (the url for that is in the docs) in the mobile device.
  3. Ask for the xmpp_login and add a xmpp client (i.e.: asmack) and with that you can implement your own "Send Message" dialog.
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