Facebook has finally taken the wraps off Paper, its news-aggregator application, which will release on 3 February, a day before the social networking website celebrates its 10th birthday. The timing of the app’s release comes right on cue, with rumours swirling around Facebook’s expansion into mobiles, but the app itself is completely unexpected.
For one, Paper only seems to be aimed at iOS devices for now. The video preview and the advertisements see no mention of Paper for Android devices. However, the features of the app indicate that this could be because it is very similar to the launcher, Facebook Home, that is already available on Android devices. The menu, the shortcuts on the application, the options to share, like and dislike are very reminiscent of Facebook’s Android launcher experience.