BBC News 12+

BBC Worldwide

    • Free



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 2022.4.1

We aim to make regular improvements to the BBC News app.

This release includes a fix to resolve an issue with the BBC World News audio stream.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Lemings80 ,

Image click sensitivity

Fine reporting and generally good app but scrolling down the articles and accidentally landing your finger on an image opens it up as soon as you lift your finger. Please fix this and make switching back to the article more intuitive for e.g. by swiping down or right on the image. Way too disruptive atm.

Raithkab ,


The most reliable news agency in the world!I've been listening to the radio news service daily from its SW to its present FM ,at least in my area, for the past for 50 years! No frills, no sensationalisation! Just packed with information!
For the next 50 years if I am still around will be looking forward to more sophistication like the apps ,podcast etc.
Good job old chaps!Keep it up! Cheerio!

joesamban ,

Bad UE

The adverts keep refreshing like literally 20 times on the “my news” page and each time they do that it scrolls back to the top so you can’t read the news. And the adverts are huge squares that cover up the actual news headlines so it’s impossible to read. And I tried to give feedback in the app but it says “error configure email” but there’s nowhere to configure it. Fix this bad User Experience please, because the news articles are my main source of news.

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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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