Facebook Paper was just released today and the iPhone app ushers in a new way of browsing stories and your Facebook Status Updates. I had a bit of trepidation when using this app, but it is in essence a new simplified version of Facebook that brings it back to the spirit of what the social network was all about. One of the big problems about this new app, is that it is only available in the USA.
If you want to get Facebook Paper on your iPhone you need to open up the App Store and make sure you are on the Featured Page. At the very bottom you will notice your Apple ID, which is normally your email address. Click on that then select “View Apple ID.” You can click on Country/Region and then Select the United States, which is at the very top. Likely, whatever billing address and credit card information you have on file, will not work. I suggest selecting the No Billing Info and then clicking OK on the new terms of service. Once this is all done, you can go back to the App Store and click on Facebook Paper, which is on the Featured Apps carousel. Alternatively, you can just do a search for it.
When you have Facebook Paper installed on your iPhone, you can change your billing country back to the original one and still use the app. Unfortunately, you will have to reenter your credit card number, expiry date and three digit code again.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.