Recently Read on The Independent

A new social reading experience powered by Facebook

Recently Read is a new social reading experience on The Independent that is part of a new class of apps that help people express who they are on Facebook.

The experience is based on you and your friends’ activity on Independent.co.uk. After opting in, the articles you read on Independent.co.uk will be added to your profile on Facebook, and on both the Independent site and on Facebook you and your friends will be able to discover recently read Independent articles.

Try Recently Read  by clicking Log In on the unit to the right.

Read more:

The Independent announces its new social reading experience

Jack Riley: Introducing Recently Read 

Recently Read's page on Facebook

FAQs

How does it work?

By opting into the Recently Read Facebook app in the unit to the right and on any article page on The Independent site, you’ll begin posting articles you’ve read on Independent.co.uk to Facebook for your friends to see and interact with. The “Friends’ Activity” tab on the Recently Read unit on the Independent site shows you the articles your friends have read also, aggregated by Facebook according to recentness and popularity; so if one article has been especially widely read amongst your friends, you’ll see it there. In the absence of friends’ reading activity, that tab will show shared and popular articles from across the site.

Users of older browsers such as Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 may find that the unit does not load for them. For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome.

How can I control what’s shared and with whom?

You can control what activity is added to your profile from within the Recently Read unit; click "Activity" to turn sharing off and click it again to turn sharing back on. A red or green light next to "Activity" will show whether sharing is on or off. This setting will be maintained as you browse around the site, but if you move to a different browser or computer it may default back to sharing being in the on mode.

The unit isn't placed on the Health section of the site, so articles in that section will not be shared back to Facebook.

You can also remove individual articles from your archive of read articles. To do this, go to the “Your Activity” tab and hover over the article you want to remove, and click the cross that appears on the right side (as in the left example image below). Your reading activity is not stored by The Independent.

Remember, you can always check and edit your privacy settings on Facebook here.

How do I opt out?

If you wish to opt out of the experience at any time, click visit your application privacy settings on Facebook. You can reauthorise the app at any time to return to the social reading experience.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
ebooks
ebooksA special investigation by Andy McSmith
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Media

Ashdown Group: Marketing Executive - Urgent Requirement - Central Manchester

£20000 - £23000 per annum + 20 days holidays & pension: Ashdown Group: Marketi...

Ashdown Group: Trainee Consultant - Surrey/ South West London

£22000 per annum + pension,bonus,career progression: Ashdown Group: An establi...

Ashdown Group: Trainee Consultant - Surrey / South West London

£22000 per annum + pension,bonus,career progression: Ashdown Group: An establi...

Guru Careers: Social Media Executive / SEO Executive

£20 - 25K + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Social Media...

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions