Facebook updates Paper with new sharing options, sound settings and more

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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.