Microsoft Start: News & more

165K 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
Jun 28, 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
Messages, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
165K reviews
Robert Williams
June 6, 2022
The most comprehensive news app I've found, and the dark mode is essential. I won't use a news app without it. Use it on my laptops too. Even has comics, like a real newspaper. BUT it has a basic problem: it responds poorly to touch! I often have to tap several times to get an item to open, sometimes I have to press and hold, sometimes things won't open at all. It's very inconsistent, and it's not my phone, every other app works fine. You'd think this is like Coding 101 for a touch screen app.
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Beryl Castillo
June 18, 2022
I like this app. It had so many ways to customize it that it helps me access everything I need to keep track on regarding news, investments, etc. It can get overwhelming if you don't the the time to filter your preferences, but it is a good app. I like the variety ans diversity of the sources of information. It has a good combination balance between articles available to read, listen to and/or videos to watch.
58 people found this review helpful
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Nathan Lennon
May 18, 2022
Honestly, it's still one of the better news aggregate apps I've ever used, although it's honestly fallen quite a bit from when it was the MSN News app. It's not as responsive or as easy to navigate, and the name is, um... *terrible* and not at all descriptive. I know it has other features now, but I've never had any interest in exploring them.
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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.