For people who don’t want to spend much time on everything flourished on the internet, Flipboard has come as a boon. Flipboard allows the creation of smart magazines on Android and iPhone which are eye-catching, easy to surf and moreover it Flipboard is carving it by taking your interests in mind.
You can easily select your favorite niche and can add your sources to make a perfect magazine for yourself. Flipboard follows your activity and then adds topics which you are visiting more often. All you need to do is to select a subject first and then select sub-topics by using hashtags, and that’s it! Flipboard’s sources will use its algorithm, curators, and influencers and will give you a magazine especially for your reading pleasure.
How to Create Smart Magazines in Flipboard on Android and iPhone
Step #1. First of all, you need to download or update Flipboard app to the latest version, i.e 4.0.1 on your device.
Step #2. Once the app updates and you launch it, you will get a greetings message from Flipboard mentioning its latest features, etc. Tap on the ‘Get Started’ button given at the bottom of your screen.
Note: For the first time users you will need to sign in with email, Google, Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Step #3. Go to your profile where you can find everything you follow on Flipboard. Now its turn of your Home page, here you can add your passion which you love to read about on Flipboard.
Step #4. We are here with the new feature, the Smart Magazine creation tab. You will find ‘Give it a try’ button at the bottom of your screen in red, just tap on it.
Step #5. Flipboard will ask you ‘What’s your passion?’ choose the subjects you like the most. There will be sections like News, Business, Technology and Sports by default you can select from them also.
Step #6. Once you select one subject, Flipboard will also ask you to choose certain hashtags too. For example, if you have select Technology the hashtags will be #Technology #Podcasts, #Reviews etc. so, select accordingly.
Step #7. Tap on ‘Done’ to finish the process.
Now your Smart Magazine on Flipboard is live. You can always re-customize your smart magazine by changing the hashtags which you can find by tapping on Feed icon at the bottom right corner of your screen.
How to Customize Flipboard Smart Magazine by Adding Source on iPhone and Android
Now you have done with your Smart Magazine on Flipboard, but you can still make it smarter by selecting online sources like Twitter feeds, YouTube, other Flipboard Magazines, SoundCloud and off course good old RSS Feeds. This process will show you how you can make your Smart Magazine smarter.
Step #1. Launch the Flipboard app on your device.
Step #2. Go to your profile page at the top of the screen.
Step #3. Tap on ‘Magazines’ option, then you will see ‘Make a New Magazine’ option, tap on it.
Step #4. Flipboard will ask you on which you wish to make a magazine, tap on ‘For reading specific sources’ option.
Step #5. Give a unique name to your new magazine and then tap on ‘Add Sources’ button at the bottom of your screen.
Step #6. Under ‘Add Sources’ you will see a search bar, type your favorite website or hashtag or blog or any source you want to get stories from and then tap on ‘Done.’
This process will add a new smart magazine for you which only have stories from your favorite sources.
How to Add Smart Magazines to Home Screen on iPhone and Android
Every time you should not go to your profile to view your favorite Smart Magazine, so you need to add them to the Home Screen. This process will tell you, how you can add your favorite Smart Magazines to your Flipboard Home Screen.
Step #1. Launch the Flipboard app on your device and go to your Profile page.
Step #2. Next, Tap on ‘Magazines’ option. Now you will see all the magazines. tap on three vertical dots on one of the Magazines which you want to add to Home Screen.
Step #3. Now, Tap on ‘Add to Home’ option to add that magazine to your Home Screen.
Note: You can also personalize, delete or remove from Home Screen a magazine by following the same steps given above.
How to Rearrange Smart Magazines for Faster Access on iPhone and Android
You can easily rearrange all your Smart Magazines in such a way that you can get first access to your most favorite Smart Magazine first. Here is how you can do that.
Step #1. Launch the Flipboard app and go to the Home page.
Step #2. Select any Smart Magazine you are viewing on the home page and tap on the three vertical dots on the right corner.
Step #3. Four options are now on offer: Edit Technology News, Edit Home, Remove from Home and Delete, select Edit Home option by tapping on it.
Step #4. Press and hold the hamburger (three horizontal lines) menu on any of the Smart Magazine to take it up or down according to your preference.
By following this process, you can rearrange your Flipboard Smart Magazines and can have easy access.
Hope you have liked this feature on creating, editing, adding and rearranging Smart Magazines of one of the most happening apps Flipboard. You can give your thoughts on Flipboard and its latest features here in the comments section and also on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.
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