Facebook Intros Paper App for Mobile Devices
Facebook today announced Paper, a stand-alone application meant to enhance the experience of exploring the newsfeed. Similar to Flipboard, Facebook's Paper app pulls content from the newsfeed and arranges it in a magazine-like design. Users can customize the sections in order to make it more personal. According to Facebook, the app has its own swiping gestures and will automatically expand photos when the phone is tilted to one side. The app can also automatically fill the screen with embedded videos, as well as automatically generate covers for each section to make it easier to find the content within. Paper can be used by smartphone owners to create their own, shareable story, and even preview it before sending. Paper will be available to the iPhone beginning February 3. Facebook did not immediately indicate when versions for Android or Windows Phone will become available.
Facebook Brings Graph Search to iPhone
Facebook today detailed some updates it's made to search both on Facebook.com and within the iPhone app. Most importantly, Facebook is adding Graph Search to the iPhone mobile app, which will allow iPhone users to search for things such as "Which of my friends likes 'Homeland'?" and other natural language queries.
Facebook to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing.
Facebook Wants People to Share More Videos
Facebook is prepared to ease the process of creating compelling video posts with your pictures. The company today said it plans to relocate the Slideshow feature built into its Moments app and drop it into the main Facebook app for iOS.
Facebook Home Seemingly Abandoned
Facebook has disbanded the team that developed Facebook Home, its replacement home screen for Android devices. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the New York Times reports engineers assigned to Facebook Home have been reassigned to other departments within the company.
Projected for iPhone NOT Android???