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Facebook takes cue from twitter, introduces news app Paper
TT Correspondent |  |  31 Jan 2014

Taking a cue from its rival Twitter, Facebook has introduced news app Paper. The new feature would allow the users to share updates from friends and other happenings. It is like 'retweet' feature, the twitter introduced.
“Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and full screen, distraction-free layouts. We’ve also made it easier to craft and share beautiful stories of your own” Facebook said in its official blog. 
Paper is made of stories and themed sections, so the user can follow favorite interests. The first section in Paper is Facebook News Feed, where the user will enjoy inspiring new designs for photos, videos, and longer written posts.
“You can customize Paper with a choice of more than a dozen other sections about various themes and topics—from photography and sports to food, science and design. Each section includes a rich mix of content from emerging voices and well-known publications”
Facebook said that everything responds to user’s touch so one can pick up or thumb through stories with simple, natural movements
One can tilt your phone to explore high-resolution panoramic photos from corner to corner, and see faces and other important details up close
Full screen autoplay videos come to life and bring one deep into the action
Beautifully detailed covers make it easy to spot articles from trusted publishers and decide what to read or watch Articles unfold in the app and appear full screen for a focused reading experience.

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