Flipboard for Android hits version 2.0 with curated magazines, new sharing options

Flipboard Editor for magazines also launched on the web

Popular news magazine app Flipboard has been updated to version 2.0 today, with new features focused on allowing users to create curated magazines of their favorite content. Articles and posts on Flipboard can now be added to users' own custom magazines to create a custom-built Pinterest-like arrangement of favorite articles, social posts and other content.

Each article on Flipboard now has a "plus" icon that can be used to add it to one of your own magazines, and magazines can be shared with friends through the app. It's also possible to "flip" other content into one of your magazines using Android sharing intents.

Flipboard has also launched the Flipboard Editor on the web to allow users to manage their magazines. Found at editor.flipboard.com, it's a simple web-based tool that provides an overview of everything you've curated.

In addition, the Flipboard team has announced that Financial Times content is now available through its app. FT blog and video content is available to all users, while FT.com subscribers will get access to all of the paper's content.

To grab the new version of Flipboard for Android, hit the Google Play link above.


Also Launching Today: Flipboard Editor For Managing Magazines

The Financial Times Lands On Flipboard

May 9, 2013 — Palo Alto, Calif. — Today, the newest edition of Flipboard that lets everyone curate magazines is available for Android phones and tablets. Now, everyone on a Samsung Galaxy phone, Nexus tablet or other Android device can keep up on all of their news and interests as well as create their own magazines on any topic, event or hobby. Today the company also announced Flipboard Editor, a web-based tool that gives all curators more control over their magazines. Additionally, subscribers to the Financial Times can now read the entire FT on their Flipboard.

Flipboard has become known as a single place to enjoy the news and updates people want everyday on their tablets and smartphones; it’s an easy way to quickly catch up on what's happening in the world. With the ability to save and collect stories, videos and images into custom magazines,  Flipboard provides a platform for personal expression and idea-sharing. Anyone can start their own magazine with a simple tap on the  “+” button on items within Flipboard or by using the Flipboard bookmarklet to save content via the web.

On Android devices, people also have the option to flip an item into a magazine from other applications, including YouTube, a web browser or their photo gallery. There are also many ways to share Flipboard magazines on Android: in addition to the social networks they have connected to Flipboard, Android users can share a magazine from the magazine’s cover “share” button, via text message, email or on Pinterest.

Flipboard Editor: Web Tools for Magazines

Also launching is a new web-based Editor that gives all Flipboard curators more control over their magazines. With Editor, which is available at editor.flipboard.com, everyone can change the order of stories, photos and videos in their magazine, delete content, reorder the magazines themselves and have additional insight into how often items in a magazine have been shared. 

Financial Times on Flipboard

Starting today, people can read the world’s business and financial news from the famous salmon-colored pages of the Financial Times on Flipboard. FT.com subscribers will get full, unlimited access to the latest FT content on Flipboard. All Flipboard users are able to access FT blogs and videos. The Financial Times is available on all editions of Flipboard.

“We are delighted to be available to our readers on Flipboard, which is a natural development for the Financial Times. We have long pursued a strategy of making our content available to subscribers across formats, and this launch will combine the FT’s award-winning journalism with Flipboard’s unique, personalized reading experience. It also strengthens our presence on Android, the largest smartphone operating system in the world,” said Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com. “Readers are increasingly accessing the FT through a range of devices, with a third of all FT.com traffic and 15 percent of new digital subscriptions coming through mobile."

Finally, Flipboard for Android makes use of Facebook Single Sign-on, which allows Facebook members to quickly create a Flipboard account using their existing Facebook login information instead of an email address so they can create magazines and share them with their friends. Flipboard 2.0 for Android is now available for free from Google Play. 

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.