Facebook Launches Update For PaperBy: Chris Crum - April 18, 2014
Facebook has launched a new blog for its Paper app, with the first post announcing an update to version 1.1. This is now available in the Apple App Store.
The company launched the news reader app in January, and added some additional features in March.
The new version adds support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine new article covers.
“You already know that articles in Paper unfold to show you stories from some of the world’s best publishers,” the team writes. “Designer Sharon Hwang painstakingly crafted over 50 of these custom article covers for Paper so you can quickly identify favorite publications like National Geographic. In version 1.1 we’ve added many new covers to the collection. Now it’s even easier to spot articles from Bloomberg News, Mashable, FT, kottke, Fox News, Popular Science, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair and Hacker News.”
The new version also includes basic accessibility support and an arrow indicator that tells users when there are new stories in other sections. There are also tweaks to speed and reliability. You can see the full feature list here.
The company says people are using Paper to check out an average of 80 stories per day across 5 to 6 sections.
The most popular sections are Facebook, Headlines, Tech, Ideas, LOL and Pop Life.
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