facebook introduces paper, an immersive news reading app facebook introduces paper, an immersive news reading app
jan 31, 2014

facebook introduces paper, an immersive news reading app

facebook introduces paper, an immersive news-reading app
all images courtesy facebook




conceived as the first product from facebook creative labs, the san francisco-based social media network has introduced ‘paper’, an app that helps users explore and share stories from friends and the world around them. the new application provides a more visually engaging storytelling experience, with a refined, immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts. the team at facebook has also made it easier to craft and share highlights and stories of your own. 


your ‘paper’ is made of stories and themed sections, so you can follow your favorite interests. the first section in paper is your facebook news feed, where you’ll enjoy inspiring new designs for photos, videos, and longer written posts. you can customize paper with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics—from photography and sports to food, science and design. each section includes a rich mix of content from emerging voices and well-known publications.


‘paper’ will be available for the iphone on february 3rd. see the app in action in the video below:



‘paper’ – stories from facebook
video courtesy facebook

facebook paper news reading app designboom

everything responds to your touch so you can pick up or thumb through stories with simple, natural movements

facebook paper news reading app designboom

you can tilt your phone to explore high-resolution panoramic photos from corner to corner

facebook paper news reading app designboom

detailed covers make it easy to spot articles from trusted publishers and decide what to read or watch

facebook paper news reading app designboom

articles unfold in the app and appear fullscreen for a focused reading experience

  • I personally prefer a visual app like Hinto.co where I can pick out what I want to see, instead of being told what news to read by an algorithm. But I must admit, the video presentation of Paper is pretty impressive and the effects are very nice.

    Jack Roll says:

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