Facebook released a new app called Paper a few days ago. The new app is a Facebook replacement app that closely resembles some of the most popular new consumption apps out there, like Flipboard. Paper is the first app from Facebook Creative Labs, a group that will crate new apps that support the different ways that people like to share and connect. Facebook says that Paper is "a new app that helps you explore and share stories from friends and the world around you. Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts. We’ve also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own."
The app displays your newsfeed as a series of cards that put the emphasis on graphics and a clean, and simple, font for the "stories" or posts from your friends. You can also add other "sections" to your paper. The sections that are now available in the app are the basics like Headlines, Pop News, and Cute, which has a photo of an adorable kitten on the front. You can choose up to 10 sections for your paper. You can put them in any order, and the stories are being curated by a dedicated team. The app still has all of the things that make up Facebook; you can go to people's profiles, send messages, and get your notifications.the only thing missing is the ability to edit your profile or change your picture, so don't get rid of the native app just yet.
Have you downloaded the app, which is only available on iPhone in the us for now? Detroiters are known to live innovation, but does this feel like the Facebook replacement you've been dreaming of, or a cheap imitation?