Facebook instant articles are one of the easiest way to earn money with Facebook. But, from last one month, lots of peoples are getting a message which says that you’ve lost access to instant articles. The exact alert message is given below.

You’ve Lost Access to Instant Articles

We’ve created monetization eligibility standards to help publishers understand how to earn money with instant articles. You’ve lost access to instant articles because you have violated these standards. Review the standards to learn how to make your page eligible

The simple reason for this message is that Facebook recently updated monetization standards (Policies) for instant article and Facebook gives a list of topics which are ban to get monetized.

As per Facebook’s VP of Media Partnerships Nick Grudin,

“Those who share content that repeatedly violates our Content Guidelines for Monetization, share clickbait or sensationalism, or post misinformation and false news may be ineligible or may lose their eligibility to monetize.”

Why Facebook Create Monetization Standards?

Facebook wants content creators such as Instant articles publisher to earn money by using its platform but not at the expense of the family-friendly social network it’s built, or the integrity of its advertising clients. Some of the instant articles which are published on Facebook contain false and adult content which does not safe for most of Facebook users such as children’s.

So Facebook established formal rules for what kinds of content can’t be monetized with Branded Content, Instant Articles, and mid-roll video Ad Breaks. These include depictions of death or incendiary social issues even as part of news or an awareness campaign.

(Read: Optimize Facebook Ads To Get More Conversion)

Policies Access Facebook Monetization Features

To access monetization feature of Facebook content creators and publishers must comply with Facebook policies and term given below.

  1. Comply with our Community Standards
  2. Comply with our Payment Terms
  3. Comply with our Page Terms
  4. Adhere to our Content Guidelines for Monetization
  5. Share authentic content
  6. Develop an established presence

Facebook Content Guidelines for Monetization:

In September 2017, Facebook announces a new set of rules for contents which can be monetized, these are called Content guidelines for monetization. With these rules unifies Facebook’s existing Community Standards, Page Terms, and Payment terms, plus goes into more specificity about exactly what can’t be monetized.

If your content does not comply with these standards, we will notify you that we have removed the ads. If you believe your content should be eligible, you can reach out through the appeals channel.

These guidelines focus specifically on what content is eligible for ads. Your content may be impacted by these guidelines but will remain on the platform provided it meets our Community Standards.

Following Type of Content NOT Eligible for Monetization

Misappropriation of Children’s Characters: Content that depicts family entertainment characters engaging in violent, sexualized, or otherwise inappropriate behavior, including videos positioned in a comedic or satirical manner.

Tragedy & Conflict: Content that focuses on real-world tragedies, including but not limited to depictions of death, casualties, physical injuries, even if the intention is to promote awareness or education.

Debated Social Issues:  Content that is incendiary, inflammatory, demeaning or disparages people, groups, or causes is not eligible for ads.

Violent Content:  Content that is depicting threats or acts of violence against people or animals, where this is the focal point and is not presented with additional context.

Adult Content:  Content where the focal point is nudity or adult content, including depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.

Prohibited Activity: Content that depicts, constitutes, facilitates, or promotes the sale or use of illegal or illicit products, services or activities.

Explicit Content: Content that depicts overly graphic images, blood, open wounds, bodily fluids, surgeries, medical procedures, or gore that is intended to shock or scare.

Drugs or Alcohol Use: Content depicting or promoting the excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking, or drug use.

Inappropriate Language:  Content should not contain excessive use of derogatory language, including language intended to offend or insult particular groups of people.

Recover Lost Access to Instant Articles:

If your page has been blocked for having inappropriate content that violates the new guidelines then you will get monetization ineligibility notification.

If you are getting the alert message then you first need to delete all articles which are violating Facebooks new standards.  It may be possible that you are not violating any Facebook standards but still you getting above errors. In both above-given cases, you can submit monetization eligibility appeal.

Facebook advises you to submit only one appeal at a time, so be careful while submitting your appeal, read all instructions.

Monetization eligibility appeal contains a form, you basically need to fill three fields

  1. Monetization Eligibility Type
  2. URL
  3. Screenshot

Monetization Eligibility Type:  here you need to select one of given two options

Creator:  Creator refers to your Page/profile as a whole.

Content: Content refers to an individual piece of content flagged for ineligibility.

URL: Write full URL (link) of the affected/blocked Page/profile or piece of content.

Screenshot:  Attach a screenshot of the monetization ineligibility notification.

After complete all three fields click on the Send button and it’s done!

You appeal will be reviewed as soon as possible, no specific time period is given from Facebook.


Remember, you are not alone who is getting this alert notification, there are thousands of peoples which are facing the same issue because monetization guidelines are completely new for everyone.  You just need to read carefully all instant articles monetization guideline and implement it in your articles. Delete those which are violating any of given policies. You can easily recover lost access to instant articles by using monetization eligibility appeal form if you are not violating any policy.