BBC News

435K reviews
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

If you install this app you accept the BBC Terms of Use at
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications in the app’s settings screen.
Updated on
Nov 21, 2023

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

Ratings and reviews

398K reviews
Nick Sharrard
December 2, 2023
The new app sucks. In previous versions I could tailor the feed to my interests so that it presented stories about subjects/areas that interested me. That customization option is gone; now I have no control or choice over what is presented and have to scroll through numerous sections that are, for me, irrelevant to find the news that I actually want to see. A huge backward step by the BBC.
74 people found this review helpful
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Kae Reichgott
November 12, 2023
The new update took this from my top news app to my worst one. The loss of "my news" combined with no ability to search means it's borderline impossible to find news relevant to my interests. If it's not "breaking news" or in the top 2 stories in a popular category, then it's impossible to find. The new UI is also so wasteful with screen space that it's very frustrating to use. You're lucky if you can see 3 article previews at a time when scrolling, with a ton of wasted space between them.
254 people found this review helpful
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Julie Rodgers
November 18, 2023
Agree with all the previous comments relaying to the updated app. BRING BACK THE PREVIOUS VERSION. THIS NEW ONE SUCKS! All the problematic issues: spacing, no search tool, lack of my news, annoying return to the top when opening an embedded video, reduced news articles, etc, etc. Can't stand this app and it use to be my go to world news app. Ditching it today and using the website instead since that at least does not appear to have lost integrity!
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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.