Flipboard now learns from your reading habits

January 30, 2014

Flipboard Cover Stories

Yesterday, Flipboard began rolling out a new update which, among other things, grants the app new powers to be able to predict what you would like to read.

Flipboard’s Cover Stories feature is the main focus of the update. For those unfamiliar, this is the feature used to browse the latest content from your list of subscriptions and to quickly update you with what’s going on in your social networks. The latest update adjusts the formula slightly – Cover Stories will now learn how you use Flipboard over time and will start displaying articles and content based on what you spend the majority of your time reading, rather than just in the order that they’re posted.

Groupings have also received a minor tweak, magazines can now be broken down into more specific categories, and subscriptions will be better organized by source, social network, and topic, to make it easier to skim over the most important articles. Don’t worry, you can still browse through your full feed by using the “More…” link at the bottom of the page, and the “Mute” function is still around if you wish to hide anything.

If you’d like a quick peek at the update, have a gander at the video below.

Comments

  • Jayfeather787

    Everything is learning from our reading habits. Look at the ads on chrome.

  • AA :P

    how about some dumb apps for a change ? I feel RSS apps were just great., slick apps brought in all of these parsing our mind stuff. next thing you is uncle scam is interested as to why you are so left/ right leaning.