Flipboard Finally Lands on the Web

The mobile news app Flipboard isn’t just for smartphones and tablets anymore. Five years after first launching on the iPad, the service is finally available on the Web as well.

“We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our Web launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier on our quest to build the world’s best personal magazine,” the Flipboard team wrote in a blog post Tuesday.

The new retains the “heart and soul” of the popular mobile app, with its own look and feel designed for the browser. For starters, the site has a “responsive” layout that will adjust to your screen size, plus a new scrolling interface designed for your mouse and keyboard.

The site will recommend topics and magazines you might like, based on your interests and what you’ve browsed in the past. Even better — if you log into your account on the Web, everything you do to personalize your Flipboard will show up on your phone or tablet. The same is true when you make changes on your mobile device — they’ll be reflected on the Web version as well.

All the content that you can explore on the Flipboard mobile apps is now available on the Web — including 34,000 topics and “tens of millions” of magazines. Just like with the mobile version, you can personalize your Flipboard by following topics that interest you, whether it’s a specific news story or a travel destination.

Any magazines and topics you already follow on Flipboard will show up on the Web version when you sign in. If you don’t already have an account, you can create one on the Web.

“With Flipboard everywhere, millions more people can experience it for the first time while current readers can catch up on the news they care about and collect stories into magazines anytime, anywhere,” Flipboard said.

For a look at the new Flipboard website, check out the video below.



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