Yahoo News: Your Guide to News 17+

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Yahoo News gives you news that is on point! with free, unlimited access to the stories and topics that matter most to you. Aggregating news from premium publishers, you can keep up with your world through a feed personalized to your interests and preferences. Never miss out on breaking world, national or local news updates, plus read about entertainment, lifestyle and more.

Yahoo News has been bringing readers the latest headlines and hottest trends from trusted sources for over 20 years. Join the millions of people who get personalized news updates from Yahoo News, and access the following benefits.

Yahoo News Features:

PERSONALIZATION: Keep up with the news you care about through a personalized feed that adapts to your interests, while helping you stay informed with the most important breaking headlines. Instantly access the stories, topics and publishers that matter most to you, and adjust your preferences at any time to improve your feed and notifications. Block any keywords or specific publishers you don’t want to hear from, and make your news feed uniquely yours.

CHOOSE FROM MANY PREMIUM NEWS SOURCES: Yahoo News aggregates content from the best global publishers — from CNN and Time to Business Insider, People and Esquire — so you can feel confident that you have access to the best, and most comprehensive news providers out there. Get perspectives from a broad range of publishers, and opt into updates from your favorites.

BREAKING NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD: Get global breaking news headlines that matter to you, wherever you are. Yahoo News partners with international news organizations like Associated Press, Reuters and The Washington Post, that report on the biggest world stories and current events. You’ll never miss a beat.

LOCAL NEWS: We know how important it is to keep up with local news, which is why we’ve partnered with an array of local publishers like the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, NY Post and more, so you can stay on top of local politics, news, events, weather updates, crime and other important conversations in your neighborhood.

NO PAYWALLS: Yahoo News is completely free to use. Access unlimited stories from premium publishers, so you can always stay on top of the topics you care about.

DIVERSE RANGE OF TOPICS: Yahoo News is proud to aggregate content from a vast range of publishers. In addition to our proprietary Yahoo coverage of News, Entertainment, and Lifestyle content, you will also get access to the other topics you love like: celebrity, sports, movies & television, music, technology, health & wellness, parenting, style & beauty, travel, home & garden, autos, shopping, horoscope, science, weather and more.

QUICK AI TAKEAWAYS: AI-generated, scannable, bulleted takeaways for articles make it easy to get the most important elements of a story in an instant. Harnessing the power of AI, users can quickly browse the key points of stories and stay in the know.

What’s New

Version 10.0.6

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
48.6K Ratings

48.6K Ratings

DisneyLouisiana ,

Awesome update, love it

This is a great update and it’s smart and intuitive. It’s easy to use and picks out great stories to read, post and share. I love the the reader levels they give out for reading multiple stories. The only complaint that I have is I’ve been a yahoo user for 20 plus years and when I got my first level up it says member since 2024 even after I logged into my account. I’d like it to show the real number because I have a little pride in my yahoo time.. GREAT UPDATE.. Keep it up.

Developer Response ,

Hi. We really appreciate your loyalty! We're always working hard to improve the app. If you wish to see the exact date you created your current Yahoo account, please log in to your Privacy Dashboard, more details here: Thank you! -RM

BigDaddyKang ,

App went from hero to zero

The prior version of this app was my go to news app and had everything I wanted. It was laid out like a customizable newspaper with your main news section, world news, sports, local news, etc. that you could rearrange, add, or modify. You could also set up sections with specific news sources. I loved it because it was like a newspaper, but it also gave me a balanced version of what was happening from different sources, different perspectives, and allowed you to cover almost every categories of the news you could possibly imagine. It was glorious.

The new version appears to be designed in order to eliminate your choices. Now there are FAR less categories to choose from, the layout is muddled (the sections all blend together), a lot of the categories are complete fluff, and there is no way to choose specific news sources. Instead of showing you news by sections, it appears to be pushing whatever the most popular clickbait story is. It also looks like it is trying to imitate a social media feed, just with all news stories picked by Yahoo. It also has tiny font and too much AI bullet points built in. The new update is just a dumbed down version of the Yahoo news app.

I guess I’ll go back to my old news app sources until they fix this pile of hot garbage that is their new update (or give you the choice to use a traditional layout)…they completely ruined this one.

Elauv ,

New Update ruined it…..

Im not sure why these large companies feel the need to take something simple/working and turn it into a jumble of nonsense. Most people just want the articles from the sources they choose. Why not leave it like that?? Now…articles from weeks ago are showing up, articles from sources that have nothing to do with what I want to see, the choosing of sources has become cumbersome because you have to block the ones you don’t want instead of what you do want and none of the setup on the page is logical. Oh….and stop with the stupid “get points by reading more articles” nonsense. It’s childish and overkill. The “For You” section is definitely not “For Me” Took something simple and loaded it with trash. Sad!

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