Facebook takes on Flipboard with releasing Paper app for iOS

Facebook takes on Flipboard with releasing Paper app for iOS

With nearly 1 billion active monthly users from mobile devices, Facebook is set to involve more users from mobile devices. In this sense, Facebook has announced the release of its Paper app for iOS. Paper app for iOS, similar to Flipboard, is a news reader app which displays contents according to the favorite interests of the users.

Facebook Paper

Facebook Paper app for iOS

Facebook’s Paper is the new standalone app by the social network for iOS devices. Paper app is the first creation from Facebook Creative Labs. With the new app, users can easily get all the news stories based on their favourite interests under the single roof.

Facebook Paper app

Paper app with customisable sections

Paper app is divided into sections where the first section is the News Feed which gives news about photos, videos, and longer written posts. Apart from News Feed, users can customise Paper app “with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics.” Each such section shows a mixture of contents from “emerging voices and well-known publications”.

Key features of Facebook’s Paper app for iOS:

  • Everything responds to your touch so you can pick up or thumb through stories with simple, natural movements
  • You can tilt your phone to explore high-resolution panoramic photos from corner to corner, and see faces and other important details up close
  • Fullscreen autoplay videos come to life and bring you deep into the action
  • Beautifully detailed covers make it easy to spot articles from trusted publishers and decide what to read or watch.ยท Articles unfold in the app and appear fullscreen for a focused reading experience
  • When you’re ready to tell your own story, you know exactly what your post or photo will look like because you see a live preview before you share it

Users will be able to access Facebook’s Paper app on their iOS running devices from February 3. The new app is initially set for the US region, though it would soon be available across other regions as well.

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