The BBC News app brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.

Personalise your news offering with My News
Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about.
Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time to stay on top of the news of the day. Topics can be added, removed or re-ordered using the Edit function.

Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Search tab. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, Entertainment and Health, or search for your own subjects of interest, whether they’re people, places, things or themes.

More of the news you care about
We offer a full selection of stories from the newsroom, and many ways to read the best journalism from BBC correspondents, including:
- Popular - keep on top of the most read stories and most watched videos from across the BBC
- Video - One-minute World News summary and the latest video stories
- Live - BBC World Service Radio. Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse

Other features:
- Push notifications for important news stories
- Video over cellular and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Viewing modes. On iPhone see more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Support for dynamic text. Articles in the app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference
- Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story

If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service.
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from BBC News in your device’s ‘Notifications’ screen.
No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed.

The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at

What’s New

Version 5.26.1

We aim to make regular updates to the BBC News app to improve performance. This release includes fixes to address issues associated with advertising.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11.9K Ratings

11.9K Ratings


Too many adds

No one can question the BBC’s quality reporting and coverage but those 15 second adds become increasingly annoying as you scan for news. Without them I would rate it 5 stars.

I understand that without those adds, readers would no doubt be facing subscription fees. I just wonder if there could be a cap placed on the amount you need to view per session?

Parkie_83 ,

Advertising insults news stories!

The advertising in this application is extremely inappropriate! I was watching a news video about how a joint venture between BHP and a Brazilian company created a disaster that took out entire towns and killed over 300 people. BHP were held accountable for their actions and charged with negligence! But before the news video started a commercial came up for BHP showing how good of a company they were and how they are the future! This was an insult to the victims and friends and family that are following this story. This has been screen recorded and will be reported to the advertising standards boards in both the UK and Australia. This advertising before news stories sometimes is a contradiction to the story you are trying to watch/read. I cannot support this app when such carelessness in advertising is happening. I will be Pursuing this and fighting for change for appropriate advertising. I will not support this application and will be send ing screen recordings to appropriate news and media organisations to make sure this application changes its insulting advertising!


New version quite unusable

I can not recommend the new version of this App it has turned a usable and informative app into a jumble of content. I can no longer find what I want as the topics that interest me are just tossed together into a mess. I used to come to the app every day a number of times but now I find I am just too frustrated when I try to make sense of it. Why this is better than letting me have all the world stories, the UK stories and the other topics of interest in single lists across the screen I cannot fathom unless it is to appeal to someone who values chaos over order. I can not recommend this now.

App Privacy

The developer, BBC Worldwide, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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