Patch - Everything Local

2.69K reviews
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 []

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

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Updated on
Aug 9, 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
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
2.69K reviews
Edward Plant
April 23, 2022
App does not work. I installed it, but it died first thing. It asks for your location, and it correctly found my zip code when I gave it location permission, and then that was the end. White screen, nothing to click. No functionality. It wouldn't let me log in with my Google account because it needs your location first, but it won't respond in the screen where you enter location. So, I immediately uninstalled it.
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Patch - Everything Local
April 25, 2022
We have not had this issue reported to us before, and we'd certainly like to work this through for you. Could you share the details at And any relevant screenshots would be immensely valuable. Thank you.
frank hendricksen
April 28, 2022
Very frustrating to use. Push notifications for an article often do not take you to the article, but rather to older articles. Pull down refresh does not bring you to the latest articles. Reply to article feature stops working. Uninstalling and reinstalling offers a temporary fix but then the problem recurs. Contacted Patch support several times, no response.
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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.
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What's new


- 💅 Scrolling between articles is now vertical instead of horizontal
- 🎙 New places to react on Event Pages