The Mercury News mobile app is the most comprehensive, accurate, and content-rich source of local news for the San Francisco Bay area.

Here are just a few of the many features of our new app:

• Improved push notifications for Breaking News
• Attractive layout for ease of use
• Convenient sharing capabilities
• Frequent updates to ensure the latest news is always at your disposal

Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 7.6.0

This release includes bug fixes, optimizations, technical improvements and added additional features, including:

* Addition of Apple’s App Tracking Transparency

* User status notifications (logged in, logged out, subscribed)

* Bug fixes and updates

Ratings and Reviews

1.3 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

nixxienixxie ,

Overcharged and the app is useless

I’m not even sure what the point of the app is. On the rare occasion I want to read an article, it takes me to the Merc website. I went to settings to see my subscription details, not there. I wanted to check my privacy settings and opt out of selling my email, it’s not in settings. The policy is but no way to actually make changes to opt out. Little image of an icon to click, but where do I go to click on the icon? My biggest concern is on July 15 I called to cancel because my subscription cost greatly outweighs any benefit I get. The person offered me a new cost of $2 for 6 months. Great, I said, I’ll take it… forward to the next month and my card was charged my original monthly price. Now I can’t find how to cancel my subscription in the app. I don’t read it near enough for the price and I definitely don’t want to deal with a company that lies or overcharges just to keep their subscriptions up. With papers struggling I’d expect much better customer service than this.

Kaimaya ,

Horrible app- only was able to use 1/2 of subscription and got cut off


Although I had liked using this app to access news (and had purchased a year subscription via Apple), all of a sudden (5 months into the year) I couldn’t access anything and the app redirected me to the San Jose Mercury news website, which said I had to buy a new subscription or link my account. After unsuccessfully attempting to link accounts, I called the newspaper’s customer service line and they said that I don’t have an account and had to purchase a new subscription. Overall, a frustrating experience that is still unresolved, so I’m submitting this review to inform others of this issue.

Vin006 ,


The app is horrid and the site managers age also terrible. Same problems over and over and all the managers do is tell you to do things that, when done, don’t fix the problems. Shame on them. Newspapers—especially local ones like this—are crucially important, too important to have technical problems stop people from being well informed!!

App Privacy

The developer, MediaNews Group, 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:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • 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

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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