The app was launched a couple of years ago and was touted to be Facebook’s answer to Flipboard, which back then was still a pretty big deal. Essentially it was a dedicated app designed to bring stories in a magazine-like format to users, but we guess it just wasn’t popular enough to warrant Facebook to keep maintaining it.
According to a statement from Facebook, “Today we’re announcing that we are ending support for the app and users will no longer be able to log into the app after July 29. We know that Paper really resonated with you–the people who used it–so we’ve tried to take the best aspects of it and incorporate them into the main Facebook app.”
Interestingly enough we have to wonder if this kind of goes against the changes Facebook made to its News Feed. Recently the company announced that they would be tweaking its News Feed to show more posts from friends and family, meaning that if anything, Facebook Paper would have made more sense for users who want to read the news specifically. Either way we guess there’s really no going back now.