Patch - Everything Local

4.3
2.95K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

If you're looking for "everything local," Patch is the app for you. Local schools? Check. Breaking news? Check. Homes for sale? We've got those, too. You'll always be in touch with your town with the Patch app.

Check out these features:
• News and events for 1,200+ Patch Towns, with more towns added every month.
• Push notifications as important news breaks — you’ll be the first to get the scoop.
• Swipe left or right to view articles faster.
• Local weather forecasts and alerts — you'll never be caught without an umbrella or snow boots again.
• Find local events, jobs and announcements in your area.
• Get everything that is happening in your town in a one-scroll feed!
• Share stories to your Facebook friends or email/SMS to a friend!
• Love an article? You can bookmark it to your phone to come back and read it later.
• Want to follow multiple towns? No problem, swipe left or right to navigate between your favorite Patch towns.

Our new Patch app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience for our users. Our pages load lightning fast. You'll never be kept waiting to see what's behind that headline. The sleek design provides an in-depth storytelling experience fueled by concise writing and rich imagery.

The Patch app is only available for users 13 and older. By downloading the Patch app, you agree to the Patch Terms of Service [https://patch.com/terms]

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK:
We're eager to hear your feedback and suggestions. How can we make the app even better? What features would you like to see? We aim to be the best news app in the country, and your ideas are crucial. Please email us at Support@patch.com

Images used under license from Shutterstock.com
Updated on
Jan 17, 2024

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
Messages
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.3
2.84K reviews
Amy Zurita
January 5, 2024
It seems that I stopped getting notifications after the last app update, and I can't manually enable them. Patch doesn't show as an option under Notifications in Settings. When I choose "all system apps" it shows on that list, but it still won't allow me to switch on notifications - it stays greyed out and says "all notifications from this app are blocked." This isn't helpful!
16 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 22, 2018
Push notification never opens to the story in the preview, and without a search engine, there's no way that I know of to find said story. Most articles listed are from at least 2-3 days ago, and refreshing doesn't seem to do anything. The articles themselves are useful, but the functionality is not there, and the UI very much needs to be updated.
122 people found this review helpful
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Pr Katz
June 28, 2021
Every back hit takes me back asasaaaaaalllllll the way back to the very first page. Then I have to navigate 20,000 pages back to where I was. Also, I prefer to use Google maps. It won't let me. I HAVE to use their substandard map system that simply does not work. All in all, this app does not connect me with anybody or anything other than raw frustration. I NEED community connection and this is a total failure. Total fail!
108 people found this review helpful
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What's new

9.0.43

Features

- Pause Neighbor Posts

We love hearing from you - feedback@patch.com

Best,
Patch