It’s been 10 weeks since Facebook launched Facebook Paper, an app that aggregates news from friends. While it’s hard to say if the app has been able to repeat the magic of Facebook’s other apps, the company is trying to make it better nonetheless. Today, Facebook has pushed out its first big update to the app, taking it to version 1.1. The update makes the app rather more social.
Version 1.1 brings many new features to the app, the first of which are birthday and events notifications. The app also allows users to do photo comments on your friends’ status or photos. Then there’s a new unread-message counter for groups.
The update also adds 9 new article covers to the existing line up, including Bloomberg News, Mashable, FT, kottke, Fox News, Popular Science, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair and Hacker News.
The update also adds other features like some new basic accessibility features, along with bug fixes and performance improvements. You can grab Facebook Paper for iOS here for free.