We introduced the review process to help make sure that your readers have the best possible experience with your Instant Articles. We review a sample of your Instant Articles to confirm that all the text and media on your web articles is accounted for and that the layout and design presents your content as accurately as possible.
It will take us 3-5 business days to complete the review. Once we’ve had a chance to take a look, we’ll let you know if you’re ready to start publishing or if you need to make some updates.
Instant Articles will never post to your Facebook Page automatically, even after you are approved. Publishing Page posts happens independently from Instant Articles.
When reviewing Instant Articles content we want to make sure that your work meets both our content quality standards and our design requirements.
We also have rules in place to dictate what content is eligible for monetization. Our content guidelines and Monetization Eligibility Standards provide more information on what kinds of content is prohibited on Facebook.
In general, an Instant Article should offer readers the same experience as the web version. All editorial content in the web version should appear in Instant Articles and the visual identity should feel consistent between the two. The exception to this rule is if you want to take advantage of special interactive features in Instant Articles that don’t work on the mobile web.
Providing your readers with high-fidelity, easy-to-read versions of your stories will increase engagement and sharing, and make readers eager to see more. To that end, make sure that your articles follow our policies and guidelines. The sample articles you choose to submit should demonstrate the use of media elements that will commonly appear in your Instant Articles. Learn about how to use social embeds, add images and add native videos to your Instant Articles.
Use this checklist to confirm you’re good-to-go before submitting your articles for review.
If it takes you more than one pass to complete the review process, don’t worry, this is pretty standard.
If your articles need to be updated to meet the Instant Articles policies and guidelines, you’ll receive notes from a reviewer specifying changes to make. When you resubmit, your reviewer will look at a random sample of articles selected from the most recent 10 available. Make sure you have 10 new or modified articles that reflect your most recent updates.