ABC News: Live & Breaking News 12+

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Check out our new features: improved live blog presentation on home screen, breaking news banner, labeled sections & push notifications on stories you're interested in.

Discover the power of staying informed with the ABC News app, your gateway to 24/7 breaking news coverage. Immerse yourself in the pulse of current events through live-streaming from ABC News Live, while keeping up with politics, weather, health, business and local headlines, all from America’s #1 news source.

Start the day with a curated selection of stories and videos and stay up to date on the subjects that matter most to you with personalized news alerts. From national news to global headlines, the ABC News app has always got you covered.

You spoke and we listened! The ABC News app is now even easier to use. Check out our brand-new features:

Get to know the most important headlines as soon as they happen, directly on the home screen thanks to our latest live blog and breaking news banner. Politics? Economy? It’s never been easier to find the news you want to read.

At ABC News, we take your feedback seriously. Your new home screen is clearer, easier to read and more personalized to you.

Activate your push notifications and get stories that you're interested in reading. It’s that simple!

All of this while experiencing the unparalleled depth and accuracy that define ABC News.

Watch live news wherever you want. Whether you like to start your day with a morning news report or wrap up the day’s events with nightly news, ABC News Live covers all the information you need.

Keep up with the latest national news headlines on our live news feed. Discover the stories driving the country’s current conversations. From business news to your favorite entertainment news, never miss a minute of local news.

Watch international news and stay updated with today's top stories in the ABC News app, your ultimate source for the world’s latest headlines. Get your daily news, watch in-depth analysis and keep in the loop with breaking news alerts as they unfold, only a few taps away.

Stay current with the 2024 primary election season with comprehensive coverage and deep analysis from ABC News and 538. Stream election news, get up-to-the-minute alerts and election results.

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir brings you daily news from all around the world. Catch the most watched network newscast in the US streaming in the ABC News app.

Find expert analysis of the top stories in politics, business, health and all the topics that affect you on Nightline, This Week, 20/20 and other shows. Watch exclusive interviews and roundtable discussions on the day’s headline news.

What better way to start the day than watching Good Morning America? GMA is your source for helpful news and today’s essential topics, from breaking news, interviews, entertainment, and in-depth reporting.

Download now to access new app features:
- Watch live news coverage from ABC News Live wherever you are
- Get personalized push notifications on the stories that matter most to you
- Follow every moment of the primary elections with real-time updates, forecasts, and analysis
- Stay up to date with international & US news with reporters from all around the world
- Watch videos from your favorite ABC News broadcasts
- Listen to ABC News podcasts, including ‘538’ and our award-winning ‘Start Here’ daily show
- Dark mode now available
- Content loads faster than ever

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What’s New

Version 8.28.0

Here at ABC News, we take your feedback seriously. Take a look at the changes we made to make our app even easier to use.

* New live blog presentation on the home screen: Get to know the most important headlines on the biggest story of the day with our improved live blog experience.
* New breaking news banner: catch all the details from the most relevant headlines with our brand-new breaking news banner.
* More user-friendly: labeled sections on the home screen, increased font sizes, and related links to stories for more context and analysis.
* Customized push alerts: Choose the stories you want to see more and get push notifications.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

stevenyuna766 ,

Perfect but please let me get push notifications for breaking news!

The ABC News app is phenomenal with the new update. Love the design, layout and general usability of it. ABC has always been my favorite news source and I watch World News Tonight with David Muir, GMA, This Week, 20/20 and Nightline regularly. Love having all of that content in the app as well as the podcasts however for some reason since this last update it doesn’t let me get breaking news push notifications which I really like. Please add this back I’m not sure if it’s a bug or glitch but it’s a very important feature to me!

Rebel Yell 5 ,

It just randomly decides to play audio

I had to delete the app because there’s an extremely bizarre glitch it’s been having lately: it starts playing audio of a news feed, while the app is closed. And it’s nearly impossible to turn off. It actually drained my battery and used God only knows how much data because it was doing it for hours once before I finally realized it (my phone was on silent so I couldn’t actually hear it). It happens at least a couple of times a week. I like the news updates, and I feel ABC is better with doing updates than Fox or CNN or anyone else, and the app looks nice enough, but this has caused me to delete it. If it can turn itself on without me doing it, what else can it do without my knowledge? With recent security and privacy concerns about Iphones, it does make me wonder.

Whatever 123 ,

Swipe Right Now Gone

Just opened the latest update and previously, after reading an article, I could swipe right, anywhere on the screen, to go back to the main page, with the list of stories. Best feature of any news app. Now, just like every other news app I have tried, I need to swipe down, to get the backup arrow to appear, and then reach up to the top left corner, to back up. I might as well use the CBS app, which I previously deleted, since the ABC interface was much more intuitive and cleaner. Now it it no different than the others, so any incentive to use this app is now gone. Don’t fix what isn’t broken. Just lost me. Bye.

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

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  • Location
  • Contact Info
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  • Usage Data

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

  • Location
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