Facebook's New Paper iOS App Could Replace Official Facebook App

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With their new iPhone app Paper, it sounds like Facebook just made their own iOS app obsolete. Borrowing some aesthetic elements from news app Flipboard, Paper provides a sleek, easy way to read your Facebook feed by allowing you to scroll horizontally through a series of full-screen updates.

Of course, the app also allows you to post to Facebook and you can also read news, giving the app a dual purpose. While digging through and explaining the app's rich feature set, the Verge points out that while it may not replicate every little thing that the official Facebook app does, it will possibly replace it completely on your phone. They even asked product designer Mike Matas and product manager Michael Reckhow if it was designed as a replacement, but Reckhow's answer was that you shouldn't have to choose between the two.

Paper is exclusively available for the iPhone in the US, ad-free, and will be available for download on February 3rd. Here's a quick overview video from IDG.


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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