The new app reportedly being built by Facebook will be similar to Twitter.
Currently the easiest way to receive breaking news is to download a news app. Especially on the smartphones apps such as Paper or Flipboard provide the fastest news.
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Recent report from Business Insider suggest Facebook is working on a new news reading app. But the app is not a simple news app but will be different.
It is suggested Facebook is building a decentralized app. The app will simply push breaking news in the form of notifications to the mobile device. The app is still in its initial stages of development.
The apps design can be considered to be similar to Twitter. The new app by Facebook will give new notifications in the same way new tweets load on Twitter. The new app could prove to be a way for Facebook to upstage Twitter.
The app will allow users to subscribe to various news feeds. A curated list will be provided by the app to the users for subscription. When breaking news arrives the app will send users short alerts or notifications.
A short 100 character summary and a link will also be provided on the smart-phone along with the notification. By breaking down latest news in a short blurb and a link Facebook will not be pushing users to read the entire article. But Facebook will allow users to choose the choice of their breaking news.
Even though the idea is slightly new it is still not unheard of. Users could simply set up alerts on Google or Twitter for breaking news. Or users can download apps with short news formats. The success of the app is still to be determined.
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