Google News 12+

Top world & local news stories


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Google News is a personalised news aggregator that organises and highlights what’s happening in the world so that you can quickly catch up and discover more about the stories that matter to you.

With Google News, you’ll find:

YOUR BRIEFING: It can be nearly impossible to keep up with every story that you care about; Your Briefing makes it easy to stay in the know about what’s important and relevant in your world. It updates throughout the day to bring you the top local, national and world headlines, plus personalised news tailored to your interests.

LOCAL NEWS: Explore your community through stories and articles from news outlets in your local area. Customise and choose multiple locations so that you can know what’s happening near you or wherever home is.

FULL COVERAGE: Dive deeper into a story with multiple perspectives. The Full coverage feature organises everything online about a story, surfacing and highlighting coverage from different outlets and mediums. With just a tap, you’ll uncover how the story is unfolding and how everyone is reporting on it.

STORIES FOR YOU: The For You section delivers personalised news related to your interests. Take control and customise the articles that you see by following the topics and sources that you care about.

ACCESS FROM ANY DEVICE: Stay up to date on the news, no matter where you are. Pair the Google News mobile app with our desktop website,, and enjoy your personalised content across all your devices.

What’s New

Version 5.94

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18K Ratings

18K Ratings

Andy the great king ,

Google news is fairly good

The Google news app for the iPhone is fairly good and the news articles are well curated. I am a blind user and have to use voice software to navigate the app.

The app is fairly well coded for blind users and the tabs across the top make it easy to find different categories of news for example world or UK. sometimes when clicking on a news article in order to read it, my voice software sometimes fails to read it properly. occasionally my iPhone hangs when I scroll through a news article to avoid the adverts.

This is a little bit annoying but otherwise the app is generally very good.

Raúl Maté ,

Another low effort Google app

We all know Google quality has been steadily coming down over the course of the last decade. This app is just another example of it.
When you switch to some other app and back to Google News, the app simply resets itself most of the times making you lose the article you were reading. It would be very simple to save where the user was but that is apparently too much effort.
When you are in the Following view, then select a category and then an article, when swiping right to go back to the category the app goes all the way back to the Following view.
It does not matter how many time you tell the app that you do not want to see certain topics that often or at all. They will come back even more often than before.
These and many more issues have been there for years but Google does not care anymore.

daniel.gomes ,

Much nicer than Apple News app

I don’t use the Apple News app anymore because the Google News app is so much better. The layout is much cleaner and easier to navigate and read. Animations are lovely and smooth. It feels like there are way more sources in Google News and the reading experience on iPad is much more comfortable. It’s a very smooth app. Also, it surfaces the right news at the right time and I find it easier to train than the Apple News, because every article has a “more of this” or “less of this” toggle so you can easily tell it what you like. I still use RSS for a concentrated view of my tech news, but for general overall news this is the best.

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  • Purchases
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  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

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