Three updates to help you get more out of Flowreader!

While you’ve been busy browsing, reading, and keeping up with your communities, the team has been busy working on some new features that we hope will have a big impact on how you use FlowReader.

We couldn’t be more excited about the 3 new features we released earlier this week! And while we mentioned them in our latest Release Notes, we felt these new additions deserved a little more of an introduction.

View your favorite accounts in your Twitter Timeline

We realize there are times you want to see more than just your Twitter timeline in FlowReader. And while there are steps you can take to cut down on some of the noise, we’ve got another solution to help you out!

Using the new Twitter filter, you can now click on profiles in your timeline to view the most recent tweets of your favorite accounts.

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Here’s how to use the Twitter timeline filter:

  1. Choose the account you’d like to view from your timeline.
  2. Click on the username or handle next to the profile’s name.
  3. Scroll through the account’s tweets.
  4. Click back to return to your full Twitter timeline.

Shorten URLs to free up character space

Sharing links just got a whole lot simpler! Let us introduce the new FlowReader URL shortener: flow.to

We’ve been wanting to make this feature available for users since we know every character counts whether you tweet or post.

This is what the original update will look like in FlowReader:

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And this is what an expanded version of it will look like on Twitter:

 url shortener twitter

Just click the New status box and paste the link you’d like to share with your community, and post. We’ll automatically shorten it to 18 characters for you. So, your link will end up looking something like this: http://flow.to/21F.

Find RSS feeds using website URLs

Hunting down a specific RSS feed for a website is not always easy to do, so we’ve added a feature to make adding content to FlowReader easier for you.

Previously, you had to specifically add the RSS feed as a source. Now, you can type the website URL and we will autodetect the site’s feed for you.

Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Click +Add content in the left menu or select Settings from your account tab in the upper right corner. 
  2. Type the website URL in the Add subscription box and select a category.
  3. Click Add

find rss from url

Tip: Adding /feed, /feeds, or /rss to the end of a website’s URL will often pull of the RSS feed itself for you.

We hope you enjoy these new features! It’s a pleasure for our team to watch FlowReader grow and your feedback lets us know if we’re heading in the right direction.

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