Happy new year, RockMelters! We’re starting the New Year with some exciting Social Reading news.
Starting today, sharing and discovering new articles from your Social Reading-supported apps will be easier than ever. When Social Reading is turned on, the articles you read can be added to your Timeline and will allow you and your friends to more quickly find and connect around the hottest news.
Social Reading launched in November and we’re already seeing some incredible usage, with RockMelters sharing an article with friends every second! With this update, you’ll discover even more awesome content you may have missed on your own.
As always, you have full control over the sites you want to share Social Reading activity from and those you don’t. You can also remove or hide stories from your Timeline and control how news appears on your Timeline from your private Activity Log. Plus, Social Reading is only available for a handpicked set of sites. Check out our Social Reading help page for more info.
We can’t wait to see what you think. Happy 2012 and happy browsing!
How to Upgrade
Your RockMelt will automatically upgrade over the next 24 hours so stay tuned! From that point on, you’ll be able to add the Social Reading experience to your Timeline.
p.s. A bunch of you have already told us how much you love the Social Omnibox. If you haven’t quite familiarized yourself with it yet, just know that — in addition to the social features — you can type in keywords and search directly from the Social Omnibox. Easy, right?