Bluesky is now integrated with Flipboard, with Pixelfed coming soon

If you’re using Flipboard, you can add Bluesky by tapping the four-square icon at the bottom of the app and going to the Accounts tab. A list of accounts should appear, giving you the option to connect to your favorite social network, including Mastodon, Bluesky, and YouTube.

Signing up is as easy as entering your Bluesky username and password. The app yells at you if you try to use your personal password for the service like I did, urging you to instead use Bluesky’s more secure app password feature to create a unique login for Flipboard. Item: Flipboard!

You can view and manage which networks you follow from the quadrangular tab at the bottom of the app.
Screenshot: MinRegion

Once you’ve set up the integration, you can choose to follow posts from individual people of your followers on the social network by invitation, receive your own posts as they come, or leave you with only the “What’s Popular” tab seeing from Bluesky, which might be the best way to get butts on your Flipboard feed, if I understand how this all works (which is debatable).

If you want, you can even reply, like and repost Bluesky content you see in Flipboard, just like you can with Mastodon integration.

Flipboard relies heavily on open-source, federated social networks like Mastodon, for which it added support last month, and now Bluesky and Pixelfed. Our very own David Pierce and Nilay Patel sat down with Flipboard CEO Mike McCue MinRegioncast in April, where McCue chose to double down on his insistence that ActivityPub is the biggest opportunity he’s seen since the dawn of the web, and the three discussed the reasons he thinks so.

This is the second decentralized social networking protocol that Flipboard has added support for, with more support to come. The company plans to fully integrate its platform at the protocol level in the future.

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