Facebook has grown enormously over the last decade and is working a lot to slim down a bit on atleast the mobile devices.
Paper is the first app developed by Facebook’s Creative Labs division. The app covers the mainstream features Facebook is known for and has got rid of the ones which haven’t gone popular among the users.
“Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and full-screen, distraction-free layouts,” the company said in a statement. “We’ve also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own.”
What’s new with Paper? Instead of the single column news feed that you see on your Facebook app, Paper designates each story its own page. The good part is that users can swipe through the stories as they would do with the photos in their phone’s gallery.
Along with the usual Facebook news feed, Paper would provide several topics like science, food and technology which can be added to the home screen to get a sense of personalisation. The shared stories would not require a different window or tab to open and could instead be read within the app.
Paper will be available on the iOS App Store on Feb 3 and would be free for download. There has been no word on the Android release. Watch this space to stay updated.