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The Washington Post

    • 4.8 • 154.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Designed for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV, this app keeps you informed with award-winning national and international news coverage — along with striking photography and informative graphics that bring stories to life. Intuitive browsing and a streamlined design allow you to seamlessly navigate through stories and enjoy in-depth reading. Free to download, subscribers enjoy unlimited access.

• INTUITIVE NAVIGATION: Easily browse through and between sections.
• EASY VIEWING: Swipe or scroll through articles, then select and read full stories.
• STREAMLINED DESIGN: Enjoy an uncluttered, engaging reading experience that makes it easier to find—and read—the stories that matter to you.
• IN-DEPTH READING: Immerse yourself in stories where the focus is on storytelling—enhanced by bold photos and graphics.
• AWARD-WINNING COVERAGE: Stay informed with award-winning national reporting and expertly curated stories.
• FREQUENT UPDATES: Stay connected 24/7 with breaking news and other important updates throughout the day.
• NEWS ALERTS: See images, headlines, and short excerpts of articles right in the expanded notification view.
• 3D TOUCH SUPPORT: Get a sneak peek at top headlines, right from our icon using Quick Actions.

• OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access starting at just $9.99/month (first month FREE).
• EXTRAS: Your subscription to The Washington Post comes with complimentary web access, as well as access to The Washington Post App on all your smartphones and tablets.
• PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
• AUTO-RENEWAL: Your subscription will auto-renew for $9.99 each month ($14.99 for premium subscriptions) unless you cancel 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. The auto-renewal can be turned off at any time in the Account Settings section of the App Store. Please note, you will be unable to cancel your current subscription during an active subscription period.
• FREE TRIAL: Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
• PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html
• TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/terms-of-service/2011/11/18/gIQAldiYiN_story.html
• CA NOTICE OF COLLECTION: https://www.washingtonpost.com/privacy-policy/2011/11/18/gIQASIiaiN_story.html#CALIFORNIA
• DO NOT SELL MY INFO (CA Residents): https://www.washingtonpost.com/my-post/privacy-settings/

Experience The Washington Post in all forms. Check out our other apps: “Washington Post” for a traditional digital reading experience with all of our content and “Washington Post Print Edition” for a digital replica of our print newspaper.

What’s New

Version 1.34.3

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
154.9K Ratings

154.9K Ratings

downhomeala ,

5 Stars on Content, 4 on App

Love getting the Post on line. I get talented writers, aggressive research, WDC focused, engaging style, and an immediacy unavailable in printed papers. Here in coastal Alabama there is nothing to compete with this service. I also subscribe to the on line NYTimes It offers a world view and broad looks at society and the arts, but it lacks the focus on what's going on at the White House and on Capitol Hill. And it has comics
The electronic format of the Post is a jumble of serious and trivial news and features and there appears no way to cull what I want to read from everything I don’t care about. Overall the format has improved since my last review and I do recognize that others are interested in the things in the paper that I want to skip. But why in an electronic version of a newspaper can’t the reader tailor what is presented to him or her. The Times suffers from the same shortcoming but somewhat compensates by having a very detailed “table of contents” that mirrors the format of the physical paper.

Fran Liebowitz ,

New Appreciation

I’ve really come to like this app and appreciate it for what it is. [N.B. This is a complete rewrite of a scathing review fro several years ago. WaPo has now “fixed” its strange suite of apps.] Although I now have the full daily paper app, too, I frequently find myself back here to get a quick skim of the day’s top stories. Sometimes I use the reporting here as a jumping off point for more in-depth coverage in the full paper, but mostly I appreciate a 6 paragraph article covering the substance of an article, plus quick access to Opinions - and cooking, gardening, movies and whatever else interests you.

Thanks, WaPo, for reworking that debacle and creating these 2 separate apps, each with its own clearly discernible purpose. One or the other perfectly suits my needs and purpose at at any given time.

ahsaneres ,

here’s how to make it the best news app on the app store

1. add a dictation feature.

it doesn’t have to be a real voice, it can be archaic like the feature on the apple phone

2. give it more functionality.

this app is missing a LOT of news coverage on the regular washington post app. also features such as filtering your news feed, finding news based on topics (it gives you some examples on the regular app and the prompts on the search engine is much clearer in what the user should input).

wait. in writing this review, i’ve been switching back from app to app and the thought just occurred to me: what is the difference between the two apps? what keeps the developers from integrating the features on this app with the regular—there’s already the feed of article graphics on the discover page. this app doesn’t seem to have much of a difference compared to the regular so perhaps you can make it a settings option in the regular app?

the user can select to have the less cluttered, minimalistic user interface of this app or the regular features and can switch at any time. plus it would make it less confusing when the user sees three different washington post apps on the app store.

question: do you guys have a podcast? i thought i saw a podcast section but i might have been wrong.

i hope these suggestions are of any use to you! the washington post is such an amazing news outlet and i want people to know that those monthly $6 subscriptions are well worth their money!!

App Privacy

The developer, The Washington Post, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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