Facebook instant items are encrypted

Posting Brightcove Players to Facebook Instant Articles

Facebook Instant Articles is a quick and interactive experience for reading articles from a Facebook news feed. Instant articles can be published directly from a content management system (using the instant article API) or by providing an RSS feed. Instant articles are displayed up to ten times faster than traditional mobile web articles. When a friend or a page you follow shares a link in your newsfeed, Facebook will check to see if there is an instant article associated with that URL. In this case, Facebook will appear as an instant article. If not, it will open in the web browser.

Brightcove players embedded in Instant Article continue to support:

  • Pre-roll and mid-roll advertising
  • Video cloud analysis
  • Third party plugins

Note that while the analytics are being captured in the Video Cloud, the display domain recorded in the analytics is a domain, not a domain.

While instant articles can be used to share different types of content, this topic covers sharing Brightcove players on instant article pages. For complete information on instant items, see the Facebook documentation.

Generate player embed code

No changes to player properties are required to use them in an instant item. To generate the player embed code for an instant item, do the following:

  1. Take the standard iframe embed code from Video Cloud Studio and place it in an HTML5 element.