Facebook has given website owners and news publishers a way to share their articles on Facebook.
How to Set Up Facebook Instant Article is the article that will guide you through that. In this post, we will guide you through everything that you need to know.
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One of the Facebook features is that they are always looking for ways to take people’s business to the next level.
They have been doing that for quite some time now in one way or the other. One of them is via the Facebook Instant Article.
How to Set Up Facebook Instant Article
“How to Set Up Facebook Instant Article” Setting up Facebook Instant Article is very easy to do and takes no time at all. In this post, we are going to show you how. But before we go into it, it is right for one to know what Facebook Instant Article is.
Facebook Instant Article is one of the Facebook features that allows publishers and website owner to post their stories, news, photo, and videos on the Facebook platform.
This is to help solve the problem of slow loading times on a web browser. With Facebook Instant Article you can load an article 4X faster.
This Instant Article has a feature that helps play videos automatically and tap-to-zoom image galleries.
This feature has been on Facebook since April 2016 and has helped lots of website owners to publish their stories.
It has some amazing stats some of which include; Instant Articles received 20% more clicks than mobile web articles from News Feed. They also have 30% more share than mobile web articles on average.
Requirements for Instant Article
It is very easy to set up an Instant Article on Facebook. But before one can apply, there are some certain requirements needed. Listed below are the various things that you will need.
- Access to Your Site’s HTML Code.
- Facebook Page.
- Your Publication’s Logo.
For you to be able to activate your Facebook Instant Article, you must first own a website. As do every publisher, a website is what they use in giving out articles and content to people to see and read. Instant Article requires a URL that links them back to your website.
Access to Your Site’s HTML Code:
In order to verify that you are the owner of the website or article you want to publish, you will need to have access to your Site’s HTML specifically its <head> tag.
The Instant Article you want to publish will be published on a Facebook Page. So you must have one before you can post your Instant Article. If you don’t own one, you can also post only when you are one of the admins or an editor on someone else page.
Your Publication’s Logo:
For every Instant Article you want to publish, it must have one logo to go along with it. You can create and upload a high graphic file during the setup process.
Set up Your own Facebook Instant Article
The steps below will guide you on how to set up an Instant Article on Facebook. The guides below are the quickest and fastest ways to producing and sharing of Instant Articles.
- Sign up for
- Create a Style.
- Import your Article.
- Connect your website.
- Post Ten Articles.
- Start Sharing.
Sign up for Instant Articles:
After signing up, you will be asked to choose the page you want to use to manage your Instant Articles.
You will find all the tools that you will need to set up by going to “Publishing Tools” at the top of your Facebook page and selecting “Configuration” under Instant Articles at the left-hand navigation bar.
Create a Style:
Create a style or design to help customize how your Instant Article will look like. This is where you will need to upload a publication logo that will appear on all your Instant Articles.
You can create, edit, and modify style by going to “Configuration” in “Publishing Tools” and locate “Styles”.
Import your Articles:
The Next Step is for you to bring and import your articles to Facebook and convert them into Instant Articles.
This can be done by using a third-party publishing platform such as WordPress, Drupal, API, and RSS feed.
Connect your Website:
This is where you will register your site’s URL and find the code. To do this, go to “Configuration” and then “Publishing Tools” and scroll down to “Connect your Site”.
If you are making use of the WordPress plugin, you will just need to input the URL. But if you are making use of API or RSS feed you will need to add a piece of your HTML website <head> code.
Post Ten Articles:
Before your Article can be approved and start working. It needs to be approved. And in order for it to be approved, you need to submit ten articles to be reviewed by Facebook.
Go to “Configuration” and click on “Submit for Review” under step 2. This will automatically submit your articles for review. This may take up to 3-5 working days.
You can start the sharing of your Instant Articles once they have been approved by Facebook. To do that all you simply have to do is compose a new post and include the article link and start sharing.