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 7.5.9

This release includes bug fixes, optimizations, technical improvements and added additional features, including:
• User Registration
• Social Sign On
• InApp Subscriptions
• Free trial and discounted annual memberships

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
342 Ratings

342 Ratings

TheBarbaraBrady ,

Reporting strong. App weak.

In the app, how do I know I'm logged in? I can't find a login form, and I can't see on the interface where it indicates that I am logged in.

I'm not fond of the black background with white text reversed out. It's hard to read, and it makes the page look closed in on a small screen.

In the settings, I adjusted the text size to be larger. However in the interface The text did not get larger.

I wish I could easily upgrade my subscription to advertising-free in app, but I can't figure out how to do that either.

I really like the reporting in the Mercury News, but the app needs a lot of work. Odd that this should be the case for a major newspaper in the heartland of app development.

Deborah-B ,

Jumps, flashes, scroll doesn’t work

I have tried to use this app for years. I am a subscriber, but there are times when I want a quick look at the news. This is definitely one of the worst apps I have ever used. It jumps around. It flashes. The page moves up and down randomly. Scrolling doesn’t work, then it does, and sometimes it just runs away with the page. Obnoxious flashing ads dominate the pages, and change the size and shape of the text blocks. And never, ever try to use it on a slow wi-fi connection, because all that flashing and jumping uses network bandwidth, so it takes forever for the page to settle down so you might read it. Sorry Mercury news, I switched over to the New York Times mobile app several minutes ago.
I am using an iPad Pro with iOS 11.4. But this app has been this bad for years.

1620Steve ,

Waste of time

I have to keep identifying myself as a subscriber to use the app via a long login, which typically does not work. So every time I call the Mercury News for the (or any) problem, the automated system says I do not have an account. I spend 20 minutes on the phone to finally get a rep who spends another 5 minutes finding that I actually do have a subscription to the paper. So this is probably why the app does not work — because the Mercury News is so disorganized that they can’t keep their records straight! As soon as my subscription runs out I am cancelling! Why? — Missed papers, No credit for missed papers, No real customer service that solves problems, Unusable app. Total waste of time!

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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