How To Use HTC BlinkFeed – HTC One M8

How To Use HTC BlinkFeed - HTC One M8
How To Use HTC BlinkFeed - HTC One M8

Learn how to use HTC BlinkFeed on your HTC One M8. Get the latest about your interests or stay in touch with friends right on HTC BlinkFeed. Set up which social networks, news sources, and more will appear.

  • Swipe up or down to browse stories on HTC BlinkFeed.
  • Tap a tile to view the content or to comment on a post or status update.
  • While viewing a news article, swipe left or right to see more stories.
  • While in HTC BlinkFeed, you can press or or tap the status bar to scroll to the top.
  • Scroll to the top and pull down on the screen to manually refresh the stream.
  • Swipe right on HTC BlinkFeed to open the slideout menu where you can choose the type of feeds or add your custom topics to display.

Note

You’ll see the clock widget on HTC BlinkFeed if you’ve set HTC BlinkFeed as the main Home screen.

Turning HTC BlinkFeed on or off

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, slide two fingers together, and then tap Edit icon.
  • While HTC BlinkFeed is selected, tap Remove.
  • To add it back, swipe right, and then tap the + icon button that has the word BlinkFeed.

Ways of adding content on HTC BlinkFeed

Personalize HTC BlinkFeed to show articles and status updates from your favorite news sources, categories, editions, and apps.

Selecting feeds

Discover stories and articles on HTC BlinkFeed based on your interests, favorite categories, and popular news channels or websites.

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
  • Tap Menu icon > Add content.
  • Choose a category.

Or, if it’s your first time to add content on HTC BlinkFeed, tap the tile that says Get automatic recommendations from BlinkFeed. Sign in to get recommendations.

  • Select one or more feed sources.

You can tap a name first to check out a particular feed, and then tap Feed icon to add it to HTC BlinkFeed.

Showing content from your apps and social networks

See your friends’ posts in social networks or show content from your HTC apps right on HTC BlinkFeed.

Note

You need to sign in to your social networks to see their feeds on HTC BlinkFeed.

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
  • Tap Menu icon > Services & Apps, and then select the apps and social networks you like.

Searching and adding a topic of interest

Looking for a more specific topic? Search for and select topics of interest to display them on HTC BlinkFeed.

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
  • Tap Search for content, and then enter the topic you’re looking for.
  • Tap a result, and then tap Add Topics icon to add it under Custom topics.

Subscribing to multiple regional editions

Want to keep up to date on current events in more than one region? You can show one or more editions of your choice on HTC BlinkFeed.

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
  • Tap Menu icon > Add content.
  • Tap View icon, and then select a locale or region.
  • Select the feed sources to add.

Subscribing to an RSS feed

Don’t want to miss out on news and updates from your favorite blog or website? Add custom RSS feeds on HTC BlinkFeed.

  • Open the Internet app.
  • Go to the RSS feed URL of the blog or website you want to subscribe to.
  • Tap Add icon to add it to HTC BlinkFeed.

Customizing the Highlights feed

Go to the Highlights feed to see a mix of top trending articles and status updates from the feed sources you added. You can also set the Highlights feed to only show items from your favorite news sources, categories, and apps.

Note

You cannot add custom topics and RSS to the Highlights feed.

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
  • Tap Menu icon > Settings > Choose Highlights topics.
  • Select the feed sources you want to appear in Highlights.

Saving articles for later

Don’t have time to read that potentially interesting article? You can bookmark articles to your reading list.
Do one of the following:

  • While viewing an article, tap View icon.
  • On HTC BlinkFeed, press and hold the tile of the article you want to bookmark. Then tap Read later.

You’ll find the reading list in the slideout menu.

Posting to your social networks

You can easily post a status update from HTC BlinkFeed.

  • On HTC BlinkFeed, swipe right to open the slideout menu.
  • Tap Menu icon > Compose, and then choose a social network.
  • Compose your status update and post it on your social network.

Removing content from HTC BlinkFeed

Whether it’s a tile or an entire feed, you can remove content you don’t want to see on HTC BlinkFeed.

  • To remove a tile, press and hold the tile you want to remove, and then tap Remove.
  • To remove a feed source, in the slideout menu, tap Menu icon > Remove content, select one or more items, and then tap Remove.
  • To unsubscribe to a localized edition, tap Menu icon on the Remove content screen. Tap Remove editions, select one or more items, and then tap Remove.

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