By BBC Worldwide
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The BBC News brings you the latest, breaking news from our trusted global network of journalists.
My News is a newly introduced 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.
You can also switch the My News by Topic screen to a more traditional carousel view from the Settings screen.
Find content fast
The app can suggest topics based on stories you’ve recently viewed and what’s in the news now.
And you can quickly find topics that interest you using the Topic Search. Choose from the familiar list of BBC News indexes such as Business, Technology, 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:
- Most Read and Most Watched. Keep on top of popular stories across the BBC, regularly updated throughout the day
- Live BBC World Service Radio. 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
Apple Watch Support:
Story summaries, glanceable headlines and breaking news alerts delivered straight to your wrist
- Push notifications for breaking news stories
- Video over cellular and wifi
- Improved offline experience. Download the latest stories when you have a signal and then read them at your leisure
- Viewing modes. On iPhone see more stories per index by choosing ‘Compact layout’ from the Settings screen
- Settings to allow the app to automatically update in the background
- Share stories to your social networks, or email/SMS to a friend
- Support for dynamic text. The app will respect the font size in your device settings so you can increase or decrease the story text size as suits your preference
- 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 ProcessOne on behalf of the BBC to provide you with the service.
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, available at http://www.bbc.com/privacy/
You can choose to unsubscribe from push notifications from your device’s Notifications screen: locate the BBC News app icon from the list and turn off ‘Allow Notifications’.
What's New in Version 4.0.0
We are releasing regular updates to the BBC News app to fix issues and improve performance.
Hardly 'ruining it'
I think people are exaggerating about the adverts. Yes, I see a slight difference but tell me how it's more difficult to ignore ads on this app than on any other existence. Perhaps you haven't used other news apps but I can tell you they are just as annoying and worse. This remains the best by a long way imo. My only gripe is that it occasionally seems to hang and refuses to load new content especially when I have opened a link from a notification on my phone. It seems to be a bug that hasn't been fixed. Other than that I can't fault it.
More and more intrusive ads
Not only are there multiple animated ads that interrupt each story, and full screen ads that suddenly pop up to wholly block a story with close box placed so awkwardly that it's likely that trying to dismiss it will instead cause another, web-based ad, to open; there's also audio ads that more and more often start playing which cannot be dismissed or stopped (the only alternative is to silence sounds). Enough. Really. And why the continuing display of stories way past their time (Obama's frustration at gun control is about a year old).
Used to be so good
I understand the need for advertisement but as previous reviewers have begun to post, the latest update ruined this app for me. The one that upsets me the most, the ad that suddenly starts playing (and if the sound is turned up on your device- shocks you). You can't find the video to watch it, if you wanted to, and totally disrupts your train of thought as you were reading an article. Invasive and counterproductive. I wouldn't buy or pay for whatever it's selling. Worse than most American tactics. Unless it changes, no longer my go-to news source.☹️
- Category: News
- Updated: Feb 07, 2017
- Version: 4.0.0
- Size: 38.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Welsh
- Seller: BBC Worldwide LTD
- © 2016 BBC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.