12 February 2020
The popular news and social media aggregator Flipboard has just received a major update which brings a complete design overhaul and "Smart Magazines." The Flipboard 4.0 update is aimed at making it more personalized experience for users so that they spend time reading content related specifically to their passions and interests instead of going through everything.
With the new "Smart Magazines", Flipboard allows you to fine-tune your passion to specific details so that your feed is full of content that you care about. For example, if your passion is Photography then instead of showing you everything related to photography, the new app lets you narrow it down further to specific interests like wildlife photography, street photography, today's best pictures, how to shoot, and more. You can choose as many sub-categories as you want and filter out your feed with most relevant content. And since these are "Smart Magazines", the curated content is a mix of algorithms and human curators which gets better with time as you keep using the app more and more.
While you are free to create as many magazines you want, Flipboard app will show you up to nine magazines on the home screen (known as Home carousel) while the rest can be accessed by visiting your profile. You also have the option to choose which nine magazines are displayed and reorder them as per your preference. It has also improved the way custom magazines are created by users. With this new update, users can create custom magazines about any specific topic or a celebrity.
Other than this, Flipboard app's UI has been revamped completely and is a lot better than the older one. Now, the home screen of the app is the layout for browsing through your "Smart Magazines". You can easily navigate through them by swiping left/right. If you want to check your profile, you can either tap on the profile pic at the top right corner or simply go to the beginning of "Smart Magazines" layout and swipe right.
The latest Flipboard v4.0 is now available for both Android and iOS. Get it now by using the link below.
- Flipboard | Android | Google Play Store, Free
- Flipboard | iOS | iTunes App Store, Free