If you thought Facebook could not produce another great product, well think again! The company on Thursday announced a brand new iOS app called Paper that allows users to explore stories from friends and topics in a new nifty format.
Much speculation and rumors had been circulating the web about the company hiring new editors for its newest product. On the website you can do a quick walk-through by clicking here and what to expect of Facebook Paper.
A news report by Mashable confirmed that Facebook is by no means trying to act as a media company. The fundamental difference between this project and Facebook’s platform its will be managed by humans more so whereas algorithms.
The Public Content Manager, Vadim Lavrusik, also broke the news about this highly anticipated announcement and what to expect.
“Really excited to announce Paper, a new app for exploring stories from your friends and topics that interest you in a beautiful new format. It will be available in the iPhone App Store on Monday...” according to Lavrusik’s public profile.
"Browse your paper with simple, natural movements." Paper utilizes the intuitive interface of the iPhone to sift through your preferred content.
"Browse through sections to see what catches your eye." With a beautiful new format the app seems to offer a seamless experience and allowing the user to interact with content freely without hiccups.
Choose from sections
"Choose from sections about a range of themes and interests." The video previews the ability to customize and rearrange sections within app.
Facebook announced the upcoming launch of Paper for February 3 on the App Store pushing its continual innovation. Another highly anticipated product launch by the social network.
"Stories appear full screen and distraction free." A separation from its existing app the company has promised a different kind of experience with this upcoming mobile app.
Drag favorite sections
"Drag in your favorite sections to make Paper your own." The Paper app by Facebook tailors to the users needs and preferences to curate its very own content.
Photos, videos, articles
"Each section includes photos, videos, articles, essays and other insight." The sort of content curation app will utilized pre-existing features from its platform and consolidate it in this new mobile app.
"Immerse yourself in videos that come to life and fill the screen." Videos on Facebook are notoriously viral and become an important piece of content to share on the platform. Major music video releases took place in 2013 by Bruno Mars, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and more.
"Share your stories with friends and the world." The point of social media is not just creating content, but telling relevant and human stories. Social networks like Facebook allow that important communication component to take place on its website.
Tilt to explore
"Tilt to explore vivid high-resolution photos." As always the combination of a powerful visual photo accompanied by a powerful story results in a positive user experience.
"Unfold stories and news from the world's best sources." The layout and possible preview of the app is to act as a sort of digital magazine experience allowing the user to personalize it.