Facebook Messenger is getting support for Instant Articles. First launched in May last year, Instant Articles were available only on Facebook app until now.
Instant Articles allow a number of publishers to post their articles directly to the social networks mobile apps. These articles are highlighted with a lightning bolt icon on the top right corner load 10 times faster than a standard mobile web article. Instant Articles also provide a richer reading experience than standard mobile web articles that makes the content more fluid, interactive and immersive. They even boast features such as interactive maps, image zoom, autoplay videos and audio captions.
Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus said in a Facebook post that Instant Articles is now available for Android users will land on iOS in a couple of weeks. Facebook Messenger is one of the popular messaging platform with more than 900 million monthly active users.