Apple Restores Facebook’s ability to run the internal iOS app

Apple Restore Facebook's ability

Facebook says Apple has restored its enterprise certificate. The move comes after Apple blocked Facebook from using the program on late Tuesday when TechCrunch investigation reveals that Facebook paid teens and other $20 per month who download an app called Facebook Research.  

That app could track their phone and web usage for market details, Apple said Facebook breach of the agreement.


Just hours after the social media company’s removal of its questionable app from the iOS App Store, Apple has reinstated Facebook’s enterprise certificate, which manages software permissions for third-party apps on iOS devices. Essentially, this means that Facebook will again be able to install pre-release and beta versions of its internal apps on iOS devices for testing purposes.

“We have had our Enterprise Certification, which enables our internal employee applications, restored. We are in the process of getting our internal apps up and running. To be clear, this didn’t have an impact on our consumer-facing services,” a Facebook spokesman told The Verge in a statement.


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