Facebook Instant Articles have been available in partnership with select publishers and now the social network has announced that it is opening its platform to all publishers in April.
The company has said that Facebook Instant Articles will be made available to all publishers on the 12th of April, this includes small websites like ourselves.
We’re excited to announce that on April 12th at Facebook’s F8 conference, we will be opening up the Instant Articles program to all publishers—of any size, anywhere in the world. To date, we’ve been working with a few hundred publishers around the world to build an incredibly fast and immersive reading experience for people on Facebook. While we were getting feedback and making improvements to Instant Articles, in parallel we’ve been building the tools to open up Instant Articles more broadly.
We built Instant Articles to solve a specific problem—slow loading times on the mobile web created a problematic experience for people reading news on their phones. This is a problem that impacts publishers of all sizes, especially those with audiences where low connectivity is an issue. With that in mind, our goal from the beginning was to open up Instant Articles to all publishers and we’re excited to be able to do that in a way that makes it fast and easy for all publishers to reach their audiences on Facebook.
Facebook launched its Instant Articles back in May in partnership with publishers like the New Your Times, BuzzFeed, NBC News and more.
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