facebook paper

Facebook has posted an update for its just-released Paper app this morning, bringing the app to version 1.0.2. The update adds a handful of new features, as well as several improvements including those in the form of reliability and performance.

On the new feature front, Facebook has added the ability to share articles via Facebook Messages, text message, or email. And you can also now turn off the app’s sound effects so you can browse through the posts of your friends and family in peace…

Here are the release notes for version 1.0.2:

What’s New in Version 1.0.2

We’re listening to your feedback and working to add features you’ve requested. Here’s what’s new in version 1.0.2:

• Share articles via Facebook Messages, text message, or email 
• Turn off sound effects and enjoy the silence 
• Create stories in languages that use multi-stage input, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean 
• Experience other improvements that make Paper even more reliable and—hopefully—that much more fun to use!

As always, we appreciate your support. Please keep letting us know what you think. 


For those unfamiliar with the app, Paper allows you to browse stories from your Facebook News Feed in beautiful Flipboard-like layouts. You can customize sections with your own personal interests, craft your own stories and watch fullscreen videos.

Overall the app has been very well received, described by many users as ‘what the original Facebook app should’ve been,’ and is worth checking out if you haven’t yet. If you’re interested, you can find Paper (for iPhone only) in the App Store for free.

  • Ian

    Release it outside of the Us already.

    • Giel Konink

      Not released ?

      • on3simpleclick

        Nope. Still only available in the US.

    • Jakub Dubravčík

      I am from the Czech Rep. and I can use it, just try to change your apple acc. details to the US 😉 (but probably you have to have an american debit/credit card)

  • everyb0dylies

    is the font larger in this update?

  • David Gitman

    I kinda like this app. better then the facebook app

  • on3simpleclick

    I don’t understand the logic behind restricting an app like this to the US market.

    • Jonathon Eng

      Well I’m not sure what the people at Facebook think about it, but generally it’s to test with a smaller group to ensure it’s good before releasing it to everyone else. I guess it would similar to a public beta test. It’s either that or Facebook is just playing favorites since the US probably has more users than the other countries.

      • on3simpleclick

        I wouldn’t exactly call the US market a ‘smaller group’ though.
        Australia on the other hand is about as small as it gets haha