Facebook Instant Article

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With the Facebook Instant Articles integration, Brightspot provides RSS feeds to Facebook. The entries in the feed correspond to items on your site. As Facebook listens to the feed, it pulls and stores the corresponding items from your site. Visitors can then read the items on Facebook directly, which may be faster to load and render compared to reading the same items directly on your site.

Configuring Facebook Instant Articles

To configure Facebook Instant Articles:

  1. In Facebook, determine the page ID.
    Facebook page ID

    Referring to the previous illustration, the page ID is 105534415264018.
  2. Select Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  3. In the Sites widget, select the site for which you want to configure Facebook Instant Articles, or select Global to configure for all sites.
  4. Click search, and in the search field type Instant Articles Settings.
  5. From Instant Articles Settings, select Set. A form appears.
  6. In the Fb Page field, enter the page ID you determined in step 1.
  7. (Optional) In the Analytics Script field, paste the analytics code that Facebook inserts into the RSS feed. For information about analytics, see Analytics for Instant Articles.
  8. Click Save.

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Publishing a Facebook Instant Article

To publish a Facebook Instant Article:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Facebook Instant Articles Feed. A content edit page appears.
  3. Enter text in the Title and Description fields.
  4. Click Publish.

Facebook eventually drops the item from the Instant Article feed. You can ensure Facebook perpetually lists this item in the feed by turning on Reform Query after Facebook’s initial publication of the instant article.