Facebook was in a keen move to bring in a content serendipity with Paper, a standalone iOS news reader app which was brought into the world’s view today that delivers human and algorithm-curated full-screen articles and photos in categories you select like Tech, LOL, and Pop Culture. The new app ‘Paper’ will delivers you all the content from 19 different “sections,” including sports, tech, pop culture, and “LOL.” The highlighting feature of this app is that it possess a “Newsfeed” section, which is the same News Feed users are accustomed to on the native apps, but with a new design.
Each category of the news will have a rotating carousel of images across the top, and individual cards and stories below that image. More focus has been put over on ‘Paper’ app to look different than the native apps, and it sports a larger images and content cards without the typical blue trim present on Facebook’s native apps.
With regards to the interface of Paper, Facebook is touting intuitive controls, allowing users to easily browse stories with ‘natural movements’.
Any videos in your news feed also appear full-screen and play with captions overlaid in a similar way to images. At the bottom of each page are “like”, “comment” and “share” icons, but no other screen furniture is displayed. The app also sports a preview feature for users to look into what their posts will look like before they are shared on Paper. Meantime anything shared over the app will also show up on that user’s facebook News in the native apps and on desktop.
According to facebook this new app ‘paper’ will reach the iTunes App Store on Monday, February 3, but there is no indication when it will be available for other devices, so check back then for my review of Facebook Paper.
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