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Here's how to download Facebook Paper even if you don't live in the US

Last week we told you about Paper, Facebook's standalone newsreader/storytelling app. Today Paper launched as an iOS-exclusive app. But beyond being iOS-exclusive, the app is also apparently US-exclusive. Our sister site TechCrunch has offered up a handy workaround that will allow you to download the app if you're locked out based on something as silly as where you live.

This trick only works because it's a free app, so keep your eye on the prize and don't go trying to download paid apps that aren't available in your country.

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Go to "Apple ID:"
  3. Log in with your password as you normally would.
  4. Once you've logged in, go to your settings, find "country," then "change country or region" and change your country to "United States."
  5. Click "none" when it asks you for payment information.
  6. Search for Paper, download it, then change your country back to wherever you're from. Voila! You've got Paper, at least until Facebook updates the app with a region lock.

We'll have a review of Paper up soon. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the app in the comments below once you've gotten a chance to give it a spin.



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Last week we told you about Paper, Facebook's standalone newsreader/storytelling app. Today Paper launched as an iOS-exclusive app. But...