Facebook Paper update brings design improvements, increased speed and stability

Facebook Paper app update

At the beginning of February, Facebook officially launched a new way for users to read their Facebook status updates, along with news and stories from other sources, called Paper. On August 11, the app was updated to address some speed and stability issues, while also offering up some design improvements.

With Paper, Facebook wanted to make reading your status updates, news articles and opinion pieces as tactile as it was back in the day when people actually read from newspapers. Whether that goal was met is really up to the person using the app, but for anyone who has been experiencing some slower-than-expected speeds, or an overall lack of stability in the app, can now rest easy with this latest update. This brings the app to version 1.2.1, and it should be rolling out to those who already have the app installed on their iPhones now.

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With the update, Facebook went after speed improvements, design tweaks for the better, and an aim to make the whole app more stable overall:

Speed and stability updates: To help you get the most out of your Paper, we’ve been working hard to make all your sections, stories, photos and videos load faster and more reliably.

Design improvements: We’ve sharpened details to make your Paper even more appealing.

Recently, Facebook made some waves by closing down the Messenger application within its own stock app, and making users download the standalone Facebook Messenger if they wanted to continue to chat. Unfortunately for Facebook, that has apparently not gone over so well with many users. As it stands right now, Messenger is still a piece of functionality within Paper, but there’s no telling how long that will last.

You can find a link to the app through the link below.

Paper — stories from Facebook

  • Available in the App Store: Free
  • Updated: August 11, 2014
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 53.3MB
  • Compatibility: iOS 7 or later
  • Do you still use the Facebook stock app, or have you switched to Paper?