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Get award-winning global reporting from The Washington Post. The app is free to download and keeps you informed with expert coverage from Post journalists.

• Stay informed with the 24/7 feed of today’s news.
• Wake up with The 7, a better morning briefing on the day’s most important and interesting stories.
• Customize your alerts to be the first to know when news is breaking.
• Catch up with today’s stories by listening to original podcasts and audio articles.
• Discover something new in My Post, a curated feed with recommendations just for you.
• Dive deeper into Post journalism with innovative graphics, video, and augmented reality exclusives.

• Options: Download the free app and enjoy a limited number of complimentary stories each month. Get your first month of unlimited access for free, and only $11.99/month thereafter for your digital subscription.
• Extras: Your subscription to The Washington Post lets you access The Post from all your devices, on the web and in the app. Premium subscribers also enjoy a bonus subscription to share and exclusive eBooks written by our journalists.
• Payment: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase.
• Auto-renewal: Your subscription will auto-renew for $11.99 each month 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.
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What’s New

Version 6.61.0

This release contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
561.4K Ratings

561.4K Ratings

flibbertigibblet ,

Audio capabilities (possible enhancements)

I really enjoy the ability to listen to news while I’m doing other tasks that don’t require much concentration. I do wish you had a way to automatically run through each of major stories automatically just as they are written. Not a brief overview but complete articles one after another. Your reporting is accurate, well written and your columnists are excellent. I really enjoy subscription. The comment section is fun as well. No complaints other than what I said above.

This was my comment 6 to 8 months ago. And now I have it the way I asked. I read and listen to WP virtually every day. NYT has an audio app that is so cumbersome as to make it unusable for me. They bought Audm which was a superior audio app that allowed me to listen to articles from major magazines and also read them if I wanted to better understand something or read and listen together. Since they bought Audm, it’s impossible to listen to and lacks the coverage of Audm. I can now listen to WP to my heart’s content and can read any article that I want, with or without audio. Such a great addition to your newspaper! Now I have no complaints, only praise.

Rjane314 ,

Problems with comment section and formatting

My biggest complaint with this app is the confusing way commenting works. If you want to see a reply to a comment that is very far down a chain, you go to a shortened version of the chain. This is fine, but if you try to go back, it takes you to the top of the entire comment section. If you want to look at your own comments, you have to open another article’s comment section, hit my profile, then tap your comment…which opens another article that you have to scroll back down to the comment section, hit my profile, then your comment and THEN you can see your comment. It won’t just take you directly to your comment from a profile page or something like any other app. You also can’t delete your own comments, which seems like a bad choice on a news app. I also have an issue where it logs me out whenever I open the app, but opening and closing the comment section fixes it.

Outside of the comment section, many of the longer read articles aren’t formatted properly for the app. I just saw an article that had important information showing up as white text on a white background for example.
The search function is also pretty useless. Trying to search by keyword will give you stuff from months ago instead of recent articles. Finally, the ads really need better screening. It’s all “5 Quick Tips to Reverse Aging” type clickbait with nasty pictures.

Jumpdad77 ,

More Left Leaning than Centrist. Disappointing.

The other day I noticed on a couple media bias graphs that the WP was dead center with the highest amount of original content. As someone who doesn’t fit in either political party I have been longing for a news source that works hard to see both sides, like I do. So, when I saw the graphs I decided to order a subscription at a promo price that seemed generous. The first two days I read as much as I could and seemed to be getting what I had hoped for. Then yesterday I opened the app and was dismayed at what I saw yesterday. Four out of the six featured pieces were obviously left leaning on the issues of state rights, abortion, and the use of presidential power (9/5/21). Were the other two right leaning to at least attempt to give a little balance? No, they were not. They were about items that didn’t have a political impact.
I’m going to give the Post a couple more weeks to try to prove me wrong on this, but I’m not all that hopeful. Has the news media swung so far left in general that the Post just looks centrist by comparison?

I love the way the app is arranged. But I do have a complaint about the search feature. I searched for articles on Indonesia and got several hits from a couple of weeks ago. When I attempted to click on the links the only place they sent me was back to the front page of the current day.

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