Facebook News App ‘Paper’ Official, Hits iOS February 3

Facebook Paper

Facebook was rumored to be hiring editors for a news app called “Paper” earlier this week, and today the social network made it official.

A cross between Facebook Home and Flipboard, Paper is a standalone app that allows you to discover news from friends and around the globe.

Stories are separated into sections, and there are over a dozen sections based on different interests.

Here are some quick bullet points from Facebook:

  • 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. 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

Facebook says Paper will be available on the iPhone starting February 3, and to learn more about the news app, you can take a tour of it here.

Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.


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