San Francisco, October 15
Meta will end support for its ‘Instant Articles’ format on the Facebook platform next year, as the company moves away from its news-related products and focus on TikTok-like offerings.
According to Axios, the quick-loading article format, that was first launched in 2015, will shut down in April 2023.
Instant Articles’ was a mobile format to quickly load news articles on the Facebook app.
Once the support is ended, news links on Facebook will take a user to a publisher’s mobile site.