How Did You Integrate the Facebook SDK in Android App?

Android, Android Apps

Integrating the Facebook SDK in an Android app is a crucial step to enable social media functionalities and enhance user engagement. In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of integrating the Facebook SDK into your Android app.

Step 1: Create a New Facebook App

To get started, you need to create a new Facebook app on the Facebook Developers website. This will allow you to generate an App ID that is required for the integration process. Make sure to provide accurate information about your app during the creation process.

Step 2: Download and Include the Facebook SDK

Once you have created your Facebook app, head over to the Facebook Developer Documentation and download the latest version of the Facebook SDK for Android. Extract the downloaded file and locate the facebook-android-sdk-x.x.aar file.

In your Android project, create a new folder named libs. Copy and paste the .aar file into this folder.

To include the Facebook SDK in your project, open your module-level build.gradle file. Add the following lines of code inside the dependencies block:

  <implementation files('libs/facebook-android-sdk-x.aar')>

Step 3: Configure Your Manifest File

In order for your app to communicate with the Facebook SDK, you need to add a few permissions and activities to your AndroidManifest.xml.

  • Add internet permission by including this line inside your manifest tag:
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
  • Inside the application tag, add the following activity declaration:
    <activity android:name="com.facebook.FacebookActivity"
    android:label="@string/app_name" />

Step 4: Initialize Facebook SDK

In your app's main activity, you need to initialize the Facebook SDK. This initialization should be done in the onCreate() method.

import com.FacebookSdk;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

Step 5: Add Facebook Login Button

To allow users to log in with their Facebook credentials, you can use the Facebook Login Button. In your XML layout file, add the following code:

  android:layout_height="wrap_content" />


This button will automatically handle the login process and provide an access token that you can use for various Facebook-related functionalities.


You have successfully integrated the Facebook SDK into your Android app. With this integration, you can now take advantage of various features offered by the Facebook platform.


In this tutorial, we covered the step-by-step process of integrating the Facebook SDK into an Android app. We started by creating a new Facebook app, downloading and including the Facebook SDK in our project, configuring the manifest file, initializing the SDK, and adding a Facebook login button.

Remember to refer to the official Facebook Developer Documentation for more information on using additional features provided by the Facebook SDK. Happy coding!