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Facebook Releases App To Organize News Feeds

Facebook Releases App To Organize News Feeds
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The social media giant's new Paper reader will take stories from user's feeds and display them in an image-heavy, ad-free way.

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 30 january 2014

The Facebook News Feed is a common site to many on the web, but most people have complaints about its clunky, messy format. The social media network has taken a more image-heavy approach with its new reader app, Paper.

The reader app turns a person’s News Feed into a more aesthetically-pleasing, clutter-free display that you can scroll through, primarily through the use of strategic images. Users can also choose to add sections like Headlines and Creators to their feed, making it akin to Flipboard. A project headed by former Apple employee Michael Matas, Paper will not pull all stories from one’s news feed, just specific curated pieces. Even though users can post photos and statuses from the app, it is not meant as a replacement for Facebook but rather as a supplement.

The app will be available for iOS on February 3rd. There is currently no news for if/when it will be available on Android.

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Source: Fast Company

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