BBC News

4.3
422K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

The BBC News app brings you news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.

The app also offers the BBC World Service Radio streamed live, social features and personalisation so you can re-order the news categories to suit your interests.

Key features:
Top Stories brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.
My News is a feature allowing you to personalise your news offering.
Add topics wherever you see the + icon for a quick route straight to the stories you care about.
Stories from topics you add will appear in your personalised My News feed. Here you can order stories by topic or time, and use the Manage Topics screen to stay on top of the news of the day.
Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on your location, stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find content and topics that interest you using the Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Politics, Business, Entertainment and Health or search for your own subjects of interest whether they’re people, places, things or themes
More of the news you care about
We now offer a fuller selection of stories from the newsroom, including:
- Popular. Keep on top of popular stories and videos from across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio, available in the Live tab, Expertise and insight from our journalists available 24-hours a day and ready to listen to in the background as you browse
- Read the best journalism from BBC correspondents
- Access to our full range of video and audio
- Photo galleries and full-screen images

Other features:
- Push notifications for the latest important news stories
- My News Follow topics you are interested in and find them in the My News tab
- Video over 3G and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Font controls to increase or decrease the story text size to suit you
- Related stories, related topics. Go deeper into a storyline with suggestions for further reading and viewing and a range of topics related to each story

If you choose to receive push notifications, a unique identifier relating to your device will be stored by Airship on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service. You can choose to unsubscribe from BBC News push notifications in 'Settings'.

No other personal data relating to you (such as a username or email address) is processed.

The BBC will keep your information secure and not share it with anyone else in accordance with the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. To read BBC’s Privacy Policy go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at http://www.bbc.co.uk/terms
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.
Updated on
Oct 4, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.3
422K reviews
paeonia321 Z
November 25, 2022
They need to rethink the user interface. For each news item on the homepage, the photo takes up almost half of the horizontal space and you can only read maybe half of the headline. How am I supposed to decide if I want to read the article if I can't read the headline? Also ridiculous is that they pretend you can adjust text size... by changing the text size of everything on your phone!
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C Settles
November 23, 2022
Added BBC News to my regular news read cycle to get an 'outside' view of affairs. Like BBC but wish the article titles were more complete. Growing frustration over the is driving me to look for a better news app. I do my news reading on a 10 inch tablet. Getting tired of having to open the article to decide if I want to read. Would rather have more title and less photos. Change the title font so more shows.
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Eric B
October 1, 2022
Used to be easy to use but notifications have been broken for quite some time. Tapping a notification article dumps you onto a page filled with headlines and rarely brings you to the actual article. Who has time to hunt around like that? The high quality of the news and reporting goes without saying. The Beeb is a crucial source of news for the entire globe and so this app is indispensable to anyone who cares what's happening.
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What's new

We aim to release regular improvements to the BBC News app. Recently we've been working on enhancing some fundamental elements of the app, which should help us to add some exciting features in the future.