I found my game in Messenger and was able to play it. Works fine. But does the game need to be approved in order for ads to show? I haven't seen any ads load.
no your game does not need to be approved to show ads, what is happening if all your advert calls are correct, is that your app inside Facebook developer console is not linked to the advert there for it cant show you the ads.
because your hosting it on the app but the advert is like... ok i know is a facebook app but where is the identifier that tells me is the app i should show it on? see what i mean?
you need to go to ur business settings data sources and link the app to the advert, if its not happening wait a bit or check that you have the right code inside your game for the respective advert.
When you go for review and release, then you need all those above setup correctly.
also you cant show adverts if you dont link your app with the advert network otherwise anyone can just grab ur adverts and put in their app or u can take the advert and spread it all over the place which is prohibited.
there are steps you done before this and are steps you are missing on telling, while you dont need to upload nothing to find your app as a administrator but then the whole purpose of telling him what needs to be doing to get the ads showing is pointless so saying stuff like "nah bruh you dont need stuff uploaded cause u can see it without having content" is pointless and unhelpful ... its logic u can see it the same way u can see ur pages that arent live but that doesn't mean is going to show his ads.... come with a answer that helps and not trolls next time. cheers if you guys still need any help just follow the tutorial in the end you will have to get all the steps in tutorial done better do them from beginning without being confused later on. its a pain going back trying to figure out what to put where. have fun.
sorry for my missed spelling typing thing im on some long hrs of no sleep im thinking what to type but my fingers skip them for some reason...