When you open Flipboard on your phone starting today, you will notice a new design element that lets you know a story may require a subscription: a paywall indicator. We put a lot of thought and care into this seemingly small addition. Let me give you a look behind the scenes.

Here at Flipboard, we’re constantly listening to our users to improve our web and app experiences. Every quarter, we conduct a survey to gauge user satisfaction. The results have consistently been telling us that paywalled content is a point of frustration. …


If living through 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that staying connected to the people around us is more important than ever. Whether it’s a paper, a broadcast, or a Tweet, community newsrooms keep us in the know about the latest COVID-19 information, local elections, school openings, weather forecasts, sports triumphs, and all the other stories that matter in our daily lives.

Yet at such a crucial time, local news is vanishing faster than ever. Between 2004 and 2020, over 2000 daily and weekly newspapers ceased publication. According to a report from the University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of…


“Curator Pro” opens to publishers, bloggers and verified users today

Today you may start to see more Storyboards on Flipboard. These short-form collections of articles, videos, podcasts, tweets and really almost anything you can find on the Web provide a deeper look at an issue, event or topic of the day. As you flip through your “For You” feed on Flipboard, you’ll see Storyboards on the topics or from the publishers you follow. They look like this:


Storyboards work best when they contain a finite number of items.

Have you seen the new Storyboards? They are unique packages of content curated just for Flipboard users. Our editorial team and select publishing partners have recently started to experiment with this new curation format, and the first Storyboards have started to appear on the platform — for instance, the “Daily Coronavirus Digest” is a Storyboard curated every day by our editorial team, and “The Essential Gig Workers” is a collection from our tech editor, Ken.

Unlike Flipboard Magazines, Storyboards work best when they contain a finite number of items — five to 12 is the sweet spot. They are perfect…


A Knight Foundation study from October 2019 found that people not only have greater trust in local media, but believe that local media is better at “covering issues Americans can use in their daily lives.” Clearly, it’s time to double down on local journalism.

At Flipboard, we’re giving local content a spruced-up new home — and welcoming many more voices to the platform in the process. Now in the second tab of the Content Guide, look for “Local,” a new offering that brings together regional news, sports, dining, weather, real estate, transportation and more from a variety of sources, all…


If there’s one thing the Flipboard Family knows very, very well, it’s food. Recipes are the №1 most shared content type on our platform, which means there are tons of delicious collections for every palate, cuisine, and diet to be discovered.

If you’re like us, you want to know who these savvy cooks and collectors are. That’s why we started saving our favorite magazines into a new collection devoted just to nutritious meals, tasty treats, creative cocktails, and more.

These magazines will be surfaced in the For You feeds of people who follow the food topic on Flipboard and featured…


In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re partnering with Anchor, Spotify’s new podcast creation app, to bring you six podcasts that celebrate the diverse experiences of motherhood. These intimate, heartfelt, and journalistic selection of podcasts highlight the intricacies of balancing parenting and other passions, becoming a single mother by choice, raising a child with Down syndrome, the joy of reading with a daughter, and lots more stories. You can find them all in one Flipboard collection right here or à la carte below.


Pictured: 1) Imani Shanklin Roberts in front of “Rebel,” photographed by Ashley Level, Brooklyn NY 2019; 2) Ronald Draper in the RD Showroom, Bronx NY 2019; 3) Patrick Eugene at BAF Gallery, Brooklyn NY 2018; 4) Roberts in front of “Full Bellied Laughter,” photographed by Ashley Level, Brooklyn NY 2019; 5) Draper in front of one of his works from his series “Not Normal,” 2018; 6) Roberts creates a mural for Gold Room in Brooklyn, 2018; 7) Eugene at the Nantucket Arts Center, 2019; 8) Tonge himself.

Please meet “Futura Noir: Black Art in 2019 & Beyond,” the debut Flipboard collection from Mike Tonge. The New York native is the Senior Marketing Manager, Brooklyn Museum, and Co-founder of The Culture LP, an arts consultancy dedicated to empowering creatives of color and beautifying spaces. A cultural curator in the truest sense of the word, Tonge is intimately plugged into next-level culture and has built his career around making the arts, especially Black art, more accessible to all Americans. Get to know him and his Flipboard Magazine:

Let’s start with the art! …


We’re thrilled to be partnering with Anchor again to showcase some of the best podcasts out there. As a fast follow to their first collection for Flipboard, they’ve curated a new selection designed to help you get the most out of the new year. Here’s what Anchor Digital Media Manager Lisa Fierstein picked in this set and why.

When you decide to do something big in your life or make a change — whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a moment of inspiration any time of the year — it’s exciting, but often daunting. …


Flipboard teammate Jessica Eggert shares a recent experience with the product that embodies our mission to inform and inspire.

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It was a rainy Monday night. I’d just survived the flight from hell: seven hours, non-stop turbulence and a vomiting stranger next to me. Plus, I had to wake up at 6AM the next day. Tired and irritated, I dragged my luggage and woe-is-me attitude to the airport’s transit station, only to discover that the train was delayed. Impulsively, I opened Instagram to pass the time and escape reality.

After exiting and reopening the app several times in a fruitless search…

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