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Jan

Facebook launches news reader app…’Paper’

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Facebook wants to be a newspaper. And it wants you to be writing some of its best stories.

Mashable has reported that just 24 hours after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised more standalone apps in 2014, the company announced ‘Paper’ on Thursday, a standalone news reader mobile app that has reportedly been in the works for years.

The new app (which launches Feb 3) will surface content from 19 different “sections,” including sports, tech, pop culture, and “LOL.” The app also has a “Newsfeed” section, which is the same news feed users are accustomed to on the native apps, but with a new design.

Each section will have a rotating carousel of images across the top, and individual cards and stories below that image. The new app was specifically designed to look different than the native apps, and has larger images and content cards without the typical blue trim present on Facebook’s native apps.

To read more of Mashable’s round-up, click here.

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