By Josh Roberts, Product Manager
More than a year after launching Instant Articles, we continue to explore new features that improve the experience for people and publishers alike. Publishers have told us they’d like to experiment with presenting packages of stories to their most engaged readers on Facebook. Starting January 12th, we will begin to test a way for publishers to combine multiple Instant Articles into one post.
Publishers simply choose the articles and a cover image or video to package together in a set of Instant Articles. People on the latest version of our iOS and Android apps will be eligible to see these posts in News Feed and on a publisher’s Page in the coming weeks.
We’re in the very early stages of developing this feature and understanding which use cases it could enable for our publishing partners. Initially, we are testing this feature with BILD, BuzzFeed, El Pais, Fox News, Hindustan Times, India Times, Refinery29, The Sun, USA TODAY and The Washington Post to get their input. As we better understand the value this experience provides people and publishers, we look forward to working with more of our partners to help shape the future direction of this experience.