Flipboard 2.0 Arrives With Customizable Magazines, Web Bookmarklet, Commenting, And More

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Today Flipboard received a huge 2.0 update that brings a slew of new features and additions, most notably the ability to create custom magazines and share them with friends. You can assemble articles, photos, audio and video into a collage of content that Flipboard will format. It’s a big step towards putting curation in the hands of Flipboard users, and it’s implemented beautifully.

Flipboard also allows you to “flip” any webpage you stumble across on your computer with a new browser bookmarklet.

There’s a new “By Our Readers” section in the app’s Content Guide that contains magazines created by Flipboard staff and friends. The Content Guide can be found under the app’s red ribbon that now houses all of your magazines and notifications.

Tapping the source’s avatar in the lower left-hand corner of a story will now show Flipboard comments. You can interact with other users using Twitter-like @ mentions. There’s enhanced integration with Facebook and Etsy has been embedded in search.

Flipboard 2.0 Arrives With Customizable Magazines, Web Bookmarklet, Commenting, And More

The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg has a pretty good review of Flipboard 2.0. He calls the new magazines a “very good addition.” The new version is available for iPhone and iPad right now, and The Verge says that it’s coming to Android in about a month.

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