Facebook and Flipboard are Breaking Up

Facebook and Flipboard are Breaking Up Aggregators Web Publishing If you've been using Flipboard's app to keep up on your Facebook friends then I have some bad news for you.

The news aggregator revealed earlier today that Facebook is changing the data it shares with 3rd-party apps. In an attempt to make external news feeds more newsy, Facebook is now limiting which content shows up in a user's Facebook tile in Flipboard. News articles and updates from the public pages you follow will still make their way into the feed, but personal posts will not.

The change is only going to affect about 2% of Flipboard users, but come 24 March those users are going to be running dry on cat pictures.

To be clear, anyone who follows this blog in Facebook will still get updates for new blog posts and for the links I share, but if you use Flipboard to also keep up to date on your grandmother's bridge game you will be out of luck.

In response to the change, Flipboard has decided to drop support for Facebook feeds. They won't take away the FB tile if you have one, nor will it be disabled, but Flipboard isn't going to offer the tile as an optional source.

So if you like having FB inside Flipboard, make sure that you don't delete the tile after 24 March;  you won’t be able to add it again.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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