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Flipboard Social Magazines Come on the Web

Now you can read magazines created on Flipboard right in your Web browser. These magazines have been curated by Flipboard readers on different topics.

And now, for the first time, when people share those magazines, others will be able to read them right on their desktop computer.

Designed with beautiful covers, the iconic “flip” and a custom UI experience, this release takes Flipboard one step closer to opening its social magazine on the Web, says the company.

Flipboard, a new place for people to enjoy and curate the news they care about, launched the ability to collect content into custom magazines in late March. Since then, more than 2 million magazines have been created by Flipboard readers, the company claims.

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Flipboard magazines are curated by people who want to share their ideas, opinions or personal interests. Topics range from camping to cars and from independent filmmaking to immigration reform.

With the Web experience, Flipboard curators can share their magazines with friends, family and followers who may not have Flipboard.

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When flipping through the pages of a magazine on the Web, readers can tap the menu icon in the upper left to view “By Our Readers,” featured magazines surfaced by the editors at Flipboard. To share a magazine with others, simply tap on the “share” button on the cover.

People who have the mobile app and a Flipboard account can add any magazine to their Flipboard using the subscribe button on the cover of each magazine, as well as use the “+” button to add stories to their own Flipboard magazines.

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Downloading the app on a mobile device is still the only way to get the full Flipboard experience, including personalizing the social magazine, connecting social media accounts, accessing the Content Guide and creating a Flipboard account.

Flipboard magazines on the Web are supported in the latest versions of desktop browsers including IE9+, Safari, Chrome and Firefox in 11 languages, including English, Japanese, Chinese, French and German.

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