In addition to a few changes to its iPad app, Facebook today released the second major update to its app Paper bringing it closer to feature parity with the main Facebook iPhone app. While the list of changes included in Facebook Paper 1.2 is rather long, the changes largely focus on improving the photo experience. For example, Paper uses can now adjust both profile and cover photos from the app. The update also includes photo tag support and improvements as well as greater support for tilt to explore feature for viewing photos.

Facebook Paper 1.2 is available for iPhone and iPod touch today on the App Store. For more on what’s new, view the full change log below…

What’s New in Paper 1.2

Thanks for trying Paper 1.2. We’re excited to bring you this update, which includes a bunch of features you’ve asked us for: • Editing your profile pic and cover photo: Want to freshen up your profile? Tap your current profile picture or cover photo to choose new images, resize, crop and update them right in Paper. Voila! • Photo tags: To see who’s tagged in a photo, tap the arrow and then choose View Photo Tags. You can even zoom in and tilt your phone to explore all the tags in a photo. • Mentions: Now when you start typing a friend’s name in a post, you can tag them to let them know about the story. Mentions in comments also work more smoothly, so it’s easier to let specific people know about what you’ve said or shared. • Trending section: This new section gives you a real-time view of topics people are talking about on Paper so you can explore them in depth. Just tap the Trending label at the top of any story in the section to see related stories from other sources. • Hashtags: Paper now has hashtags so you can tap a hashtag like #tbt and see all the related posts. • Tilt to explore all your photos: Now you can zoom in on any photo to view it fullscreen and tilt the phone to explore every detail. • Copy text: Now you can tap-and-hold text to copy it from a post you’re reading. Then paste and share the text wherever you like. • Change your audience after you post: We always want to help you share your stories with just the right people. Just tap the name of the audience to change between sharing publicly or with just your friends. • Performance and speed: We’ve been making improvements so stories and photos show up even faster. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Facebook Paper 1.2 adds new photo features, trending section, performance improvements, more”

  1. avieshek says:

    Not available in India

  2. Reblogged this on Taste of Apple and commented:
    Some nice features for this app, if you use Facebook Paper.

  3. lmjwoww says:

    I wish we had Paper in the UK.