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Flipboard 2.0: Hands on with the magazine feature

Finally, flipboard has rolled out the much needed update (v 2.0) and with this latest version you get plenty of interesting features too. Back in March Flipboard had released v2.0 to iOS users and later on in April the company announced that the update would be available to android users pretty soon. Luckily, now android users can also enjoy the new functionalities provided by the app especially the new magazine feature.

If you are a registered user on Flipboard, then you may have already received an email from Mike McCue, the CEO of flipboard. The email gives some basic details on the new version highlighting the magazine feature of the update.

Today we go hands on with the new magazine feature and let’s see whether it’s as good as it sounds.

The magazine feature of the app allows users to build topical magazines on the application. The process is pretty simple and all you have to do is click on the plus icon the bottom right corner of any story.

Magazine creation process is pretty straight forward and well guided by the app. You click on a story, name your magazine and that’s it, your personal magazine is created.

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And if you want to add another story to your magazine just click on the plus button at the bottom and add it to the existing magazine. You can add as many stories as you like and can even make them private if you don’t want others to read them.

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One more interesting thing about this feature is that you can even add stories from your browser. The news on your magazines are not just limited to the app and you can add any story you like via your browser.

Flipboard v2.0 brings some other features too, a few of them are:

  • flip photos saved on your phone or tablet into your magazine
  • add items you find on the web via your mobile browser into your magazine
  • share magazine links to other apps, such as Skype and Facebook Messenger
  • curate from the Flipboard widget into a magazine

While you can add your own magazines, you can even subscribe and browse other magazines on the app. So, instead of having to take the pains to subscribe to different content that you like, you can directly subscribe to a particular magazine of your choice.

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The developer may have taken over a year to release v2.0, but end of the day, it’s a solid update without doubt and you should surely go ahead and update your app. It’s totally worth it!