Curated content just got more connected. Just as Google+ launches, Flipboard also rolled out a few new features, designed to enhance the way readers browse, search and share content.
A few new features make it easier to explore content in any form, from a variety of sources, across social networks and beyond.
A simple tap of the red ribbon at the top of the screen reveals a new Content Guide that lets users browse through sources via a social search bar that can find any person, topic or blog.
Tap the red ribbon at the top of Flipboard and a new Content Guide slides out for access to content
Flipboard connects users with LinkedIn’s popular professional network and news stories from LinkedIn Today, allowing users to curate their own industry-related magazines for LinkedIn members and view them within Flipboard. This new features comes on behalf of readers who requested them and help professionals stay connected to relevant industry news.
images courtesy of the LinkedIn Blog
More Favorites, More Flexibility
Customers also requested the ability to save an unlimited amount of articles or other content. Now users can save content as a favorite by tapping the blue “add” button in the upper left. Up to two pages of favorites can be viewed as tiles and the rest can be shown in the Content Guide. Just tap the “edit” button to arrange your Favorites however you’d like.
Flipboard also added support for read-later services. A tap of the gear/settings icons in the lower right corner lets users supply their login credentials for Instapaper and/or read it later options.
While seemingly low-key, these and other added features work to improve Flipboard’s reading experience, while helping it to stay relevant in the world of evolving social content curation tools.