An app-owned metafield is a metafield that can only be accessed by the app that created it. App-owned metafields can't be overwritten by other apps or by merchants, and can be accessed using GraphQL, similar to private metafields. Unlike private metafields, app-owned metafields can be accessed using Liquid.
Using app-owned metafields, you can provide different levels of features to merchants depending on their app payment plan by using app-owned metafields and conditional app blocks. You can also store API keys and API secrets in app-owned metafields.
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After you've created an app-owned metafield, you can access its value using the
metafield field on the
Conditional app blocks example: How to use an app-owned metafield to implement a conditional app block.