“Paper” Will Change How You Use Facebook

Category: Technology / Feb 03, 2014 4:28PM EDT

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“Paper,” a new Facebook mobile application, was released today in the United States. The app takes a new approach to the world’s most popular social network, ditching the endless vertical scrolling wall that we’ve grown accustomed to. Instead, “Paper” uses a more picture-focused horizontal display, encouraging users to relax and spend more time on what they’re being shown. The design takes visual cues from both Medium and Flipbook; every update is shown in full-screen picture form, ridding the screen of a sea of icons.

So far, however, the United States is the only one to get the application, and it’s only available on iOS. There’s no current plan to bring the application to Android and Windows phones, or to release it worldwide.

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