Facebook has announced it will be rolling out some new changes to its News Feed; increasing links distribution to faster loading web pages. Meaning web pages that load slowly or bogged down by ads or other things will certainly be getting fewer clicks. These changes will also affect Facebook’s Instant Article format.
The changes to News Feed will roll out gradually over the next few months, giving publishers amble time to make the needed adjustments to their sites. However, it does pick some curiosity that Facebook remains quiet on whether or not its Instant Articles will also be affected.
Then again Facebook introduced that feature to make the reading of articles shared on the platform via link load up fast. The Instant Article format strips down the web page, removing extraneous code that bogs down mobile web pages, in addition to restricting the number of ads a page can display. Those are just a few of the tweaks Facebook does to mobile pages to make them load faster when viewed under Instant Articles.
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