Designed for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the new Apple TV, this app keeps you informed with award-winning national and international news coverage — along with striking photography and informative graphics that bring stories to life. Intuitive browsing and a streamlined design allow you to seamlessly navigate through stories and enjoy in-depth reading.

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• INTUITIVE NAVIGATION: Easily browse through and between sections.
• EASY VIEWING: Swipe or scroll through articles, then select and read full stories.
• STREAMLINED DESIGN: Enjoy an uncluttered, engaging reading experience that makes it easier to find—and read—the stories that matter to you.
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• AWARD-WINNING COVERAGE: Stay informed with award-winning national reporting and expertly curated stories.
• FREQUENT UPDATES: Stay connected 24/7 with breaking news and other important updates throughout the day.
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What's New

Version 1.18.2

- Minor bug fixes

- Minor bug fixes

- New rich notifications: see images, headlines, and short excerpts of breaking news articles right in the expanded notification view
- Improved support and stability for live elections coverage
- Fixed a bug which caused sharing articles via Twitter to not include a link

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
75.1K Ratings
75.1K Ratings

Important paper!

I have been a subscriber to WaPo for a couple of years after decades of subscribing to NYTimes (and others). It is an excellent paper with a long, proud tradition of investigative reporting. My only criticism is that the coverage of Israel/Palestine, Syria, etc. (the Middle East in general) is biased and misleading. The reporting is uniformly Pro Zionist. There is a Pro Western take on all conflicts and the reporting on our foreign involvements generally parrots the Pentagon and CIAs version of our many invasions and/or support of our "allies' " invasions, the unimaginable brutality of the KSA/USA led campaign in Yemen being but one example.

Reporting on domestic issues is excellent, the investigation of candidate Roy Moore in Alabama being a prime example of such deeply researched and hard hitting journalism for which the WaPo has justifiably been respected and celebrated, especially ever since the Watergate era.

I hope that WaPo might hire a reporter who has the humanity of a Nicholas Kristoff or Chris Hedges, for example, to cover Israel/Palestine.


Less dramatic but still overly dramatic

The Washington post is not as bad as cable news or USA Today, but it still takes itself a little too seriously. “Democracy dies in darkness”?really? I can tolerate a steady stream of high-drama stories: anti gun articles and “look at how bad society has become” articles; but I would appreciate it if wapo would spend some more time putting high drama news in perspective with either a historical/cultural baseline or statistics. If so, we would find (for example) that the most severe impact of poor gun policy is not mass shootings but gun-empowered-intimidation. We would find that our government spends billions on minor (but very dramatic) problems, while ignores other major ones. This would be responsible journalism. I would also appreciate more articles on how to endure the trumpian age rather than be reminded about every possible reason to feel bad about it. I would pay more for this service.


Not a Bad App Except for the Fake Sponsored News

As a paying customer who has a subscription with The Washington Post, I feel I have griping rights. WP is one of the finest newspapers in the US and has an excellent iPhone app. It’s well laid out, easy to use and rarely malfunctions. My principal gripe is that it features very cleverly inserted sponsored content by large organizations who are likely paying for the rights to submit such content. This impinges upon WP’s journalistic objectivity. In a world where fake news emanates from the highest political offices to the lowest hovels of decency, journalistic objectivity is everything. Otherwise, we can just get news from Facebook or Twitter. The dim-witted who don't care about accuracy, truth, accountability can continue to be manipulated. WP, If you want to have ads, have ads and call them such. Don’t let the large, wealthy, and powerful write the news that suits them while paying you for the privilege of using your good name.


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105.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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