Facebook roles out Instant Articles for Android globally

Facebook’s instant articles, launched on iOS previously this year, will now be available to Android users too.

“We’re excited to announce that everyone who uses the Facebook for Android app can now read thousands of Instant Articles every day in News Feed from publishers worldwide. Combined with our recent launch of Instant Articles to everyone on Facebook for iPhone, publishers can now deliver fast and immersive reading experiences to hundreds of millions of people daily across the two most popular mobile platforms in the world,” Product Manager, Michael Reckhow said in a blog post.

Facebook has been beta testing Instant Articles for Android with a small group of users for several weeks now.

“As we saw on iPhone, the faster, richer reading experience inspires people on Android to share Instant Articles with their friends more often than they do with standard web articles,” the blog post further read.

More than 350 publications around the world have already joined the Instant Articles program to date, and more than 100 are already publishing daily.

Instant Articles publishers in India include big names such as Aaj Tak, ABP News, Amar Ujala, DailyO, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Divya Bhaskar, DNA India, Hindustan Times, IBN Live, IBN7 Khabar, iDiva, India Today, India.Com, Indian Express, Indiatimes, MensXP, Naidunia Jagran, NDTV, NDTV Khabar, Scoop Whoop, Scroll, The Huffington Post India, The Quint and Zee News.

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