Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features

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Facebook launched a blog for its Paper app in April, announcing the version 1.1 update, which introduced support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine new article covers.

The company just put up the blog's second post to announce another update - version 1.2. This time, it gets profile pic and cover photo editing, photo tags, a trending section, hashtags, and more control over your posts.

The more features the company adds, the more it's starting to feel like a part of Facebook. The profile and cover photo editing is a prime example.

"When you see beautiful photo stories you probably also want to know who's in the pictures," the company says. "Now if a photo includes tags, you can tap the actions arrow and then choose View Photo Tags. You can even zoom in and tilt your phone to explore all the tags in a photo."

Trending and hashtags are both relatively recent additions to Facebook, making the social network more useful as a news tool. It's hard to believe these weren't part of Paper from the get to, but they are now.

In the new version, when you start typing a friend's name in a post, you can tag or mention them to let them know about the story. Additionally, mentions in comments work more smoothly. You can also tap and hold text to copy it from a post you're reading, then paste and share it.

If you view photos, and zoom in, you can now tilt your device to see more details.

Image via Facebook

Chris Crum
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