How to Post Custom Via Status on Facebook

Today i will Share a short  but a Fun Facebook trick with all you Readers, Most of us Use Facebook and update statuses. Normally when you update your status from mobile, then it shows “via Mobile ” or the Name of the brand of mobile you used to update that status. But what if i tell you we can Post Custom Via Status on Facebook which show like ” Updated via Macbook Pro ” or “iPhone 5” or any other gadget or thing that you don’t even own.

post custom via status on facebook
There may be more funny things coming in your mind already, How about “via Potato ” or “via GTA 5″ or ” via Calculator” why not, it can be anything that you can best think of. So lets move on and see how to Post Custom Via Status on Facebook. Continue reading the below Simple steps, and you will learn it easily.

Steps to Post Custom Via Status on Facebook

Step 1: First of all In order to Post Custom Via Status on Facebook, you will need to Create an app on Facebook, Nope thats not hard at all, you dont need to do any Coding, Follow me while i show you how to do it.

Step 2: Click here to goto Facebook Developer page, there if you are asked to register as developer,read this step and if you are not asked and you are already registered then skip to Step 3.

Click on Register as developer and Check the box ” I accept the Facebook Platform Policy and the Facebook Privacy Policy” and Click on Continue > Continue > Done.

Step 3: Now you are Registered as Developer, Now click on Create new app, Next Step is to name your App so Name it any thing that you want to show as “updated via xyz” . Here in my case it will show ” updated via ” as i have named it as you can see in the below Picture. Now click on Continue, Leave everything else as it is.

Post Custom via Status on Facebook

Step 4:  On the next page you will be filling some more details like App domain and Site url, As you can see i have entered my site url in both the Cases. Everything is done now Click on Save Changes. Note the APP ID we will need it in Next Step
Post custom via status on facebook

Step 5: You app is Ready, Now its time to use it. Simply Copy the Below URL, Open new tab in your Browser, Paste it in address bar, You will have to Replace my APP ID with yours in following URL which is Highlighted in Green Color, 649329338451749&redirect_uri=


Also Understand that if you want to Redirect your Friends to your own blog when they try and click on your Custom Via Status, then Replace with yours in the above URL.

Step 6 : Once you have Replaced the app id and Pasted the URL in your address bar, hit enter and boom, you will see something like below Pic,obviously with your app name.

Post Custom via status on facebook

Step 7: Now its time to let your Friends know about this, Write your status and click on Share. You will Be redirected to but its time to check your timeline to see your Custom via Facebook Status.

Conclusion :
So Now in this Article you learned how to Create your own App and how to Post Custom Via Status on Facebook. If In Case you find it Tedious, then i will share one more method, you simply go Here and Click on any name you want as updated via of your choice and you will be taken to the status update page directly.

You might be thinking why so long process when you can do it with this site way to easy? Well, My main aim was to explain the whole process of how it works. and on the above mentioned site, you are limitation to choose the name from the option provided. its always better to make your own choice of custom name .


  1. Reply Aashish December 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Not working asking that the parameter ‘href’ or ‘media’ is required

  2. Reply Areeb Ahmad May 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    how i can post photos and videos with my custom via status please tell me

  3. Reply VIPUL DADHICH April 15, 2015 at 9:05 pm


  4. Reply Jadair October 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Hey men i tried it. Actually it works. I can see the via iphone6 on my post. But when i open another account and view my another account i cant see anything.

  5. Reply Rashedul Islam September 24, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    great idea !
    when i saw the the title, i thought something else

  6. Reply amin March 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

    not working for me. it shows
    API Error Code: 191
    API Error Description: The specified URL is not owned by the application
    Error Message: redirect_uri is not owned by the application.

  7. Reply babbal January 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

    when tried to apply domain. it gave this error. .
    This must be derived from Canvas URL, Secure Canvas URL, Site URL, Mobile Site URL, Page Tab URL or Secure Page Tab URL. Check and correct the following domains:

  8. Reply Eddie January 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Hello man, i have been trying but its not working, i guess the interface is different from the one you used, on the app domain its not accepting any domain im puting i even tried yours . i dont know what to do

    • Reply jigar Tank January 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      i dont think fb have changed interface recently, i have tried it and its working well for me.

  9. Reply Tijo January 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Thanks for sharing this article…Really useful.

  10. Reply Vinay Vernekar January 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Nice one :)

  11. Reply Anonymous December 29, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Thik hai yr

  12. Reply kedar December 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    My status not showing to anyone. Its only i can see.

    • Reply jigar Tank December 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      hi Kedar, Is your Privacy setting public ?

      Make sure to keep it public.

    • Reply repog February 8, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      You have to make the app live, else only you are going to see the posts.

  13. Reply anas December 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    that’s amazing….nice work…

  14. Reply Ganesamoorthi M December 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Nice post….!

  15. Reply shaikh nisar December 9, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    lovely yaar

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