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Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director
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Facebook Instant Articles: What They Are, How They Work and 5 Things Y

Posted by @DanHinmon, Apr 15, 2016

This article covers the ins and outs of Facebook Instant Articles and how to set them up for your blog. Detailed and helpful.

Have you tried Instant Articles yet?

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Megan Rowe
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Posted by @MeganRowe, Apr 15, 2016

Once again, good timing, Dan. I’m emailing with our developer right now about installing the IA Wordpress plugin. And I’m terrified 🙂

One major concern is that you have to submit 50 (!) articles to Facebook just to be approved to publish. I haven’t tried to create an article yet, but that sounds like a project that could consume a solid work day. Or a week. Or a month.


Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director
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Posted by @DanHinmon, Apr 15, 2016

Buffer does such a good job on these blogposts, I’m glad we could share, @MeganRowe. Thanks for your pioneering efforts on this. Will FB allow you to submit previously written blogposts? Even at that, that’s a bunch of work to submit. Keep us posted on your experience.


Megan Rowe
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Posted by @MeganRowe, Apr 15, 2016

Yes, I think the 50 article submission rule is only to prove to Facebook that you can format properly and play by their rules. This article (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instant-articles/quickstart) indicates you’ll receive feedback from them — like having another boss!

Since we probably will never even publish most of these 50 articles, I will definitely be using some of our shortest, easiest content.


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Posted by @Lisa03755, Apr 15, 2016

Not yet… Going to read the article now. Thanks for sharing!

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