Flipboard update allows for co-curation of digital magazines

flipboard updateWhen Flipboard rolled out version 2.0 of its popular news reader app for iOS and Android in March, it brought with it a feature that allows users to build their own sharable magazines.

It quickly proved a hit, with 100,000 digital magazines created and offered through Flipboard in its first 24 hours. Two weeks later that figure hit half a million.

Having looked at ways to improve the feature, Flipboard on Tuesday introduced an update for both platforms that allows users to collaborate on the creation of a single magazine.

“Starting today, Flipboard curators can invite others to contribute to their magazines,” the Palo Alto startup announced on its blog. “So if there are people who share your passions or have expertise about your topic of interest, invite a bunch of your friends to be co-curators.”

Once a collaborator accepts an invitation, they’ll be able to simply flip content into the magazine using the “+” button on Flipboard and the “Flip It” Web bookmarklet. The magazine will also be added to their dashboard.

A month after its launch as part of v2.0, Flipboard boss Mike McCue told TechCrunch an impressive six million new users had downloaded the free app to their mobile device, taking its user base to a colossal 56 million.

The magazine feature allows you to build a digital publication with an array of content from across the Web, including articles, photos, video and audio. To find out how to co-curate a magazine with others who share your interests, check out Flipboard’s video below.

Flipboard can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices; if you already have it, the update should be showing up on your handset or tablet now. 

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