By Jaime Rivera | February 4, 2014 12:36 PM
For the longest time, many have complained about their options for using Facebook on mobile. The company hasn’t necessarily done the best job in porting Facebook to mobile phones in an elegant and reliable way, and proof of it lies in failed attempts like Facebook Home, in order to bring an enhanced experience of the service to Android. The answer to these complaints is Paper by Facebook, and we’ve taken it out for a spin.
In a nutshell, the service is like merging Flipboard with Facebook Home, which is actually a good thing. Facebook’s intention is for you to never have to leave the app, and to do so; the company has fitted various different news sources into the app in order to keep you around. This doesn’t just give you a more organized way to enjoy content, but it also gives Facebook the look and feel of a magazine.
All that said, the app isn’t perfect, so make sure you watch our first impressions video to help you decide if you’d like to substitute the native Facebook app for Paper. At the moment it’s sadly only available for iOS, but it should reach Android very soon.