Facebook’s Paper App Now Enables Easier Sharing of Articles
Facebook has made it easier for users of its news reading app Paper to share worthwhile news articles with friends and family members. The social networking site yesterday updated the app and added options for sharing articles not just through Facebook messaging but also through email and text messaging.
When Paper was launched in February, users could only share posts to their Facebook friends. Now, they could more easily pass along news stories from the app to their friends through various platforms.
Through its release notes for the app update, Facebook said it is listening to feedback of early users. It added that it is currently working on adding more features as requested by present users of Paper.
New support features of latest updated version
Other than the added means to share posts, version 1.0.2 of Paper brings about support for even more languages. Users can now post stories in various languages, including Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. Facebook clarified that the app is still only available within the US.
But some observers note that the expanded language support could possibly be an indication that Paper is preparing for an international debut. Besides, the content of the news reader is also sourced out and aggregated from various dailies not just in the US but also in other countries.
Some other features for Paper App users
There is another feature that came with the latest update of Paper. The app now has a mute feature that allows users to turn off its sound effects. This means that users could now browse the app silently. There are even more reliability enhancements that would be better discovered by the app users.
The updated version of Paper is now available and downloadable from Apple’s App Store. Facebook Paper as launched as a mobile news reader app that combines news and updates from family and friends. News junkies could possibly customize the app through addition of stories as well as themed sections that are based on their own personal interests.
The first section of Paper is logically the News Feed. It highlights photographs, videos, and longer posts within a new layout. Users could also customize the app with any of the other sections, all a dozen of those, including themes like sports, photography, food, design, and science. Paper is initially available to iOS users through Apple’s iPhone.