Microsoft Start: News & more

174K reviews
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About this app

Stay organized and productive with all your daily activities such as News, Messaging and more. Personalize your news feed and stay connected with the latest entertainment, sports, tech and science, lifestyles—even health and fitness trends.
Stay productive and connected with SMS handling and organization. Microsoft Start sorts your messages into categories to help you fight information overload.
Play games, browse wallpapers, find shopping deals, and earn Microsoft Rewards. Want to discover more with Microsoft Start? Install it now!
*Functions mentioned above not available in all markets, actual features and display contents may vary.

Key features
📰Connect with breaking world, national, and local news
Get custom daily updates on topics you follow.
Discover popular stories from hundreds of trusted sources.
Get easy access to more than 1,000 premium publishers.

💬 Efficient SMS messaging
Read, write, and send text messages directly from the app.
Organize your messages into helpful categories (Transactions, Promotions, Personal).
Use messages to share your favorite articles or nearby places and engage with others while using the app.

😊Stay up-to-date with fashion, fitness, and lifestyle trends.
Play thousands of mini-games with only one tap.
Find great deals, compare prices and get shopping deals.
Earning rewards by just searching, shopping, or playing with Microsoft Start.
Redeem your points for free gift cards and more.
Updated on
Sep 30, 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.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
174K reviews
Jim Copeland
August 19, 2022
On my phone the app is unstable. Often while reading a story it goes to black screen. Or it just flips to the top of the story list. Annoying. Stalls and takes a long time to show any content. Often need to close and restart. When it does run, it's ok. Some weeks later; this app is hard to stay. (Dead battery?) It stalls, shows white screen, and wastes a lot of time. Still, the content is good. If I find another app that has this format and content I'll drop this POS like a hot rock. Don't use.
226 people found this review helpful
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September 13, 2022
Unoptimized for larger screens, news is in narrow format and looks awful, but of course the obnoxious navigation bar that you can't hide and takes up 1/5 of the screen is full width. App refreshes every single time I switch to another app then switch back, resulting in losing my place and often just crashes. To many ads and too much tracking.
19 people found this review helpful
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Greg R
August 17, 2022
Won't let you sign in unless you agree to let the app track you. Lots of fluff articles that are not what I consider news. Says you can swipe right or left to express your like or dislike but when you do it takes you somewhere else. Not ready for Android. Hangs frequently while trying to upload new stories. This app requires a lot of bandwidth.
171 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Stay up to date with breaking news and stories tailored to your interests from thousands of premium sources. Plus, get quick access to daily tasks, such as searching the web, checking the weather, shopping for necessities, and more.