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Would You Like To Access Facebook Paper App Outside US?


ios-paper-stories-appPaper app is an iOS app from Facebook that is available only in the US.

“But I am not from the US!”


In such cases, how can you download and access the Facebook Paper app? In this tutorial, you will learn it all.

Steps to follow: Because Paper app is US only, rest of the folks from UK, Canada, India, Brazil, Indonesia, etc. cannot get the app from the App Store.

In fact, you can give it a try: from your iPhone / iPad, go the App Store and type in “Paper – stories from Facebook” app – you will not get anything in the search results.

Now just type “Paper” and you will get all sorts of apps and games… but not the original app that is developed by Facebook.

So what can you do?

To bypass this US-only restrictions, and quickly access Paper app on your device, this is what you should do:

Change the country.

If you can change your location to the US, you will have access to the US App Store. And that means you will also be able to download and install Paper app for free.

There are a few problem with this solution – which we will discuss later. Just note that this is the only solution we have right now.

So for now, let’s look at the steps you need to follow for changing the country to access the Paper app:

  • From your iPhone / iPad, go to the App Store.
  • Tap on the Featured button, then scroll to find your Apple ID.
  • Tap on “View Apple ID” and enter the password.
  • Tap on “Change country or region” and select United States.

The last point is important, because when you select United States, Apple will ask you for your payment info.

Tap on “None” and proceed. We don’t want to link any credit card, debit card, or PayPal at this point.

That’s it! Now you have access to the US iTunes App Store. Type “Paper – stories from Facebook” to get the app, go ahead and download it on your device.

Key Points To Remember

  • From what we understand, iTunes Match account must be disabled. We haven’t subscribed to it, so changing the country was really simple.
  • Once you have completed the procedure – you can switch from US to the country you selected before. This will not delete or erase any of your apps or games.
  • If you do not get any “None” payment option, create a new Apple account with a different email address. Use this dummy account while following the procedure.