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Facebook Unveils Paper App For iPhone, Enables Reading and Sharing Articles
Today, one of the world's most popular social networking site Facebook turned 10 years old, with the social networking site being successful through and through. However, apart from the birthday news, the multi-billion dollar worth company has also unveiled its latest app called 'Paper' for the iOS device users. The app serves as an online newspaper for viewing and sharing articles and other content via a smartphone.
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According to Facebook, the Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an impressive design and full-screen, offering distraction-free layouts. Through a blog post for the same, the company said that it has also made the app easier in terms of crafting and sharing beautiful stories from the users.
Moreover, getting up, close and personal with the app, it will allow users full-screen viewing of videos and will make it easy to spot articles from trusted publishers and decide what to read or watch, said Facebook via a blog post.
The app comes with somewhat Twitter-like feature which will allow users to share a particular post numerous times with friends and followers. Also similar to the Twitter-oriented 'retweet' feature, Facebook's 'reshare' button has been rolled out with the app, which users can tap to share the post again.
It has a tile-like design which allows users to customize the display alongside a personal Facebook feed. The app will be available by February 3 for iPhone users, and is basically framed with iOS 7 as its main focus.
The company said that it has 'no current plans' to roll out the 'reshare' feature on all platforms yet. As said earlier, the app is set to be released for the Apple iPhone on February 3 and would eventually be released to other platforms including Android.
Recently, Facebook has also announced that its monthly active users on mobile have grown by 39% last year, with 945 million mobile users in Q4 of 2013. Also the reports suggest that Facebook has been procuring a hefty collection from mobile advertising which would be roughly translated into 53% of the company's revenue.