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Popular RSS reader Pulse is a centralized source for news and updates from your favorite websites, and starting this week, for social updates as well. The new version of Pulse for iOS and Android includes social integration with networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr and YouTube.

According to Pulse, they’ve seen users “painfully switching between social networks to get their favorite content”, and decided to fix this affliction. With this new social integration, Pulse is bringing your social updates right into your regular news feed, where you’ll now be able to jump between your favorite blogs and publications to your Twitter and Facebook updates with a single tap.

Ready to add your social feeds to Pulse? After updating to the newest version, Pulse will walk you through its new social options, where you’ll be be able to add some social feeds. To add a social network at any other time, tap the blue “Add Content” button and scroll all the way to “Social”. Tap the blue plus button to add a network, and choose which folder to add it to. Before you can actually view updates, you’ll have to grant Pulse access to your social account.

Along with these social integrations, Pulse also rolled out a facelift for the photo and video viewer, which makes YouTube, Instagram and Flickr browsing more convenient, with less clutter and less distractions.

What do you think of news and social integration? Will you use it?


Source: Pulse

  1. Carlos Llamacho
    January 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    A nice feature. But what if you share a Facebook post ot Facebook? Are we entering the social recursive future? XD

    • Yaara Lancet
      January 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Well, Facebook does already have a "share" button for its own posts, so it's not like they're inventing the wheel in that regard. :)

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