Flipboard for iPhone Released
Flipboard today released a version of its iPad social reader application for the iPhone. Flipboard creates a magazine-like experience from the social networks and other information sources people use daily in a way that makes it easy to discover, read, and share stories and other posts. Flipboard for iPhone supports a number of social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Google Reader, and Flickr; and makes it easy to import content from those sites as well as push content back out to them. It introduces a new Cover Stories concept, which is a quick collection of the top stories from a user's feeds. It supports Flipboard accounts, which means that settings can be synced between the iPad and iPhone; and it adds a search bar for sifting through posts by topic or person. Last, it has a read-it-later feature for saving stories for future reading. The application is free to download and use.
Instagram Stories to Show Up In Explore Tab
Instagram today said it will begin to show Instagram Stories under the Explore tab in its mobile app. Instagram Stories, which are ephemeral like Snapchat posts, let people share everyday moments as photos and/or video clips strung together.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.
Trending Stories Make a Comeback on Facebook Mobile
Facebook has brought the trending news section back to mobile devices, starting with the iPhone. Now, trending stories are visible in the main navigation drawer on mobile devices.
Intragram Adds 'Type Mode' to Stories
Instagram today expanded the feature set of its mobile app with a new text-focused way to create posts. The Type mode in stories let's people post just text with no underlying photo or video.