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All news in one timeline from all sources

Martin Štekl 6 year бұрын жаңартылды 6 year бұрын 5
It would be nice to have some view to see all news from all sources in one timeline. I like merging of Facebook and RSS timelines but I have to use separate panel for Twitter. It would be more useful if you will add some other service, Google+ for example.

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Thanks for the great ideas, Martin! I'm definitely going to share them with the rest of the team and see what they think!

We'd love to add more services, especially Google+, but unfortunately their API is very limited at the moment. As soon as it changes, we hope to be able to offer this option in FlowReader.

Do you mind me asking if you find it confusing to have Twitter in a separate panel on the same screen? 

Also, in regards to merging all news together in one place from all the sources - do you mean removing stories that have nothing to do with content items? i.e. Posts from your friends about their social activities.

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Under review
Thanks for the great ideas, Martin! I'm definitely going to share them with the rest of the team and see what they think!

We'd love to add more services, especially Google+, but unfortunately their API is very limited at the moment. As soon as it changes, we hope to be able to offer this option in FlowReader.

Do you mind me asking if you find it confusing to have Twitter in a separate panel on the same screen? 

Also, in regards to merging all news together in one place from all the sources - do you mean removing stories that have nothing to do with content items? i.e. Posts from your friends about their social activities.

I am not confused exactly. It is just uncomfortable for me because it is just another news source so what is the reason to keep it in separate panel?

Well, some of social activities could be considered as content items for someone. There is a lot of many different social activities and some are and some are not interesting for me. Let's say my fried get engaged so I want to know about it and it is a content item for me. However if the same fried likes some new page/profile does not need to be interesting (depends on liked page and my relation to the friend). I know it is hard issue but this is what I see as personalised news feed.
Hey Martin, 

Thanks for your quick reply! 

We have to keep Twitter in a separate panel because we're legally required to keep their content separated from other types of content. I agree that it makes sense to merge all the sources! Maybe one day we'll be able to do this :). 

I really appreciate you sharing your views about what a personalized news feed means to you. It is a tricky issue, but I hope with the help of people like you, we'll be able to find ways to improve and balance out our streams. I will definitely be passing this onto the team for discussion. 

P.S. Just an extra FYI, I've marked this post as declined in regards to merging Twitter and adding support Google+ since at this time we are too limited and unable to make these changes. 


Thanks! I did not know there are some legal limitations. It is more clear for me now. Can not wait for some amazing news in Flow Reader!