Flipboard update brings SMS sharing, revamped profile pages, Friends category

Flipboard 2.0.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Flipboard 2.0.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Flipboard, the social news reader for iOS and Android, was updated today with a bevy of features and improvements. The new version includes the SMS sharing option which lets you send story URLs to your friends via text messaging.

Moreover, the app’s Share menu has been re-worked for better usability so you can now share content with fewer taps than before.

Another welcomed (and way overdue) feature: if you seen an image you like, Flipboard now finally lets you save it to your Camera roll by tapping its Share icon and tapping ‘Save to Camera Roll.’ Go past the fold for improvements to Flipboard’s custom magazine feature and other tidbits…

As of late-March, Flipboard features a handy custom magazine capability allowing anyone to create digital magazines of sorts, basically web content curated from your favorite sources.

In the new Flipboard version 2.0.2 profile pages have been redesigned to give you a better insight of your readership and curation activity – provided you have created and shared a custom magazine beforehand, of course.

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The enhanced Share menu. Screenshot courtesy of MacStories.

A new ‘Friends’ category has also been added in the Content Guide to make it easier to find custom magazines your friends have created.

Flipboard 2.0.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 007)

And if you use Flipboard to manage your Google Reader feeds, that feature has been tweaked with improved navigation for Google Reader RSS folders.

Last November, Flipboard gained support for iBookstore content.

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The feature basically curates write-ups of the book from the publisher, including the book’s image and a quick way to download the book from the iBookstore.

Flipboard for the iPhone and iPad is free to download from the App Store. An Android edition can be grabbed from Google’s Play store.