Flipboard finally launches Web service

Flipboard is no longer just for tablets and smartphones. The service is now available on the Web too.

The mobile news app first launched on the iPad five years ago.


The Web version of Flipboard. Photo credit: https://flipboard.com

On Tuesday the Flipboard team posted the following:

“We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our Web launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier on our quest to build the world’s best personal magazine,”

Flipboard.com has the same heart and soul of the mobile app, but is obviously redesigned for Web use, with a slick responsive layout that adjusts to screen size. The website also allows users to personalize their account and the changes are reflected on the Flipboard app on a user’s tablet or smartphone (and vice-versa).

Another feature is the ability to sync Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. By doing so it drags content from social media and shows it next to articles.


“With Flipboard everywhere, millions more people can experience it for the first time while current readers can catch up on the news they care about and collect stories into magazines anytime, anywhere,” Flipboard said.

It is worth mentioning that Tablets are showing signs of losing popularity – as sales have declines – which could have prompted the company to expand its online presence.