The complete guide to using Facebook Paper

Facebook recently launched a new product called the Facebook Paper app.

Facebook Paper joins a long list of existing apps that let you perform individual Facebook functions on your mobile device.

One thing is certain, Paper is a radical departure from what you are used to using to view your Facebook news feed updates.

What is Facebook Paper?

Paper is a mobile app that let’s you explore news and stories from your Facebook news feed.

What is neat though is that Paper is a cross between the traditional Facebook app and Flipboard, a social news tool.

One thing I really like about the app is the clean look and feel.

It is also very refreshing not to have Facebook Ads to distract you.

Screenshot of the Facebook Paper app
Facebook Paper let’s you view news and stories from Facebook in a refreshing way.

How does Facebook Paper work?

I’ve had a few days to use the Facebook Paper app. Basically, it let’s you setup different sections such as Facebook, Headlines, Tech, Sports, Enterprise, Home, and more. 

With Paper, you can view stories from your news feed or jump to a section to see updates from pages in that category.

While that doesn’t sound much different from using Add Interest lists to sort your news feed, it is because you are viewing updates from your own news feed, but also from pages you may not be connected with on Facebook.

Tech section in Facebook Paper
Example of stories in the tech section of Facebook Paper.

Enough about the look and feel of Facebook Paper, it is awesome! Take an exclusive look into how to use Facebook Paper with this video walk-through.

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App of the day: Flipboard

Download the Flipboard app for your iPhone or iPadOften times when we do repetitive tasks, such as checking our favorite social networks on a daily basis, things become mundane and sometimes we need to change things up. For those of you who have become comatose from the linear view of Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter streams, here’s an app that should breathe a little fresh air into your social experience – Flipboard, a social news magazine.

What I like about this app:

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