Facebook will shut down Paper news reading app on July 29

Facebook will shut down Paper, the social media giant’s news reading app on July 29. The company has started to deliver notifications to users who have installed the app stating that they will not be able to log into the app after July 29.

We know that Paper really resonated with you–the people who used it–so we’ve tried to take the best aspects of it and incorporate them into the main Facebook app

According to Facebook, the main aim of the Paper app was to deeply explore new immersive, interactive design elements for reading and interacting with content on Facebook. Moreover, the company revealed that the team learned how important the various elements incorporated into the app to provide users with an engaging experience.

Developed specifically for the mobile platform, Paper automatically aggregate content from a variety of sources including status updates from Facebook and articles from partner media companies, just like Flipboard.

Interestingly, the team behind Paper app also developed Instant Articles, which is a fast and interactive wat to read articles in News Feed with the same tools, design elements and fundamental ideas as Paper.

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