Google News

Google News

By Google, Inc.

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-12-08
  • Current Version: 5.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 119.98 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 49,696 Ratings


Google News organizes what’s happening in the world to help you learn more about the stories that matter to you. With Google News, you’ll see: Your briefing – It can be nearly impossible to keep up with every story you care about. With your briefing, easily stay in the know about what’s important and relevant to you. Your briefing updates throughout the day bringing you the top five stories you need to know, including local, national, and world content. Full coverage – Understand the full context on any story with just a tap. Google News gives you everything online about a story and organizes it for you – highlighting different perspectives, a timeline of key events, FAQs, important people, and more. Credible sources – Find quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you haven’t heard of before. Stories, for you – Keep up with what’s happening on the topics you care about, whether that’s travel, politics, sports, tech, or fashion.



  • I really hate this new app. Google does not propose my preferred sources

    By lioche_180
    Google does find and propose information sources from my preferred sources. I end up getting no news on my preferred topics. So this new app is useless. I feel i am forced to read from google controlled sources. Previous google news and weather app was great. I advise to find other way to read your preferred news topics
  • Lots of pics, but liked the old app better.

    By Big Zimmie
    Too many pics and too slow to scan the articles. I don’t like having to look at the pictures as one news headline shows the various stories available. A bunch of pictures doesn’t necessarily make an app better. I want to read the news, not look at pics like an ADD Millennial
  • Very cumbersome to use

    By HBrider
    This app makes it difficult to quickly browse the headlines.
  • New format terrible

    By verdechile
    Absolutely hate new google news layout. Have to scroll through lots of things to find anything of interest. Old layout let you pick by headline and topic but actually required reading so too old school I guess.
  • New style

    By D.phx
    From succinct to bloated. Pics add nothing but much more scrolling to scan items.
  • Miss the dark mode

    By napsterdad
    I enjoyed the older version much better. Dark mode is not on this one and all my previous personal interests are not included. So I guess I’ll wait for updates before using.
  • New doesn’t mean better

    By Gun Buddy
    The new format makes harder to find what I want. The old front screen was a much cleaner format. I can’t add my own categories or get rid of the ones I don’t want. They made the same changes on the web version, so if you like it there you will like it there. I would give it 0 stars if it would let me. Bad move Google.
  • No longer worth my time

    By itsChas
    The new version of this app is an enormous dissappointment. It now serves me huge swaths of visual (and oh great, moving) panels of news that are hardly relevant to me are difficult and sometimes obnoxious to scan. I don’t even understand how to train the algorithm to do a better job, because the only customization I can find when, for instance, I am served sensationalized local news stories picked up by the networks, is to eliminate the entire network as a news source, which is absurd. My old customizations are gone. This has gone from a smart, fast way to absorb a lot of information to a dumb, flashy slog which I continue to open out of habit but am now abandoning. It looks better and more immersive, but contains significantly less substance and value. Also, I hope Google is getting a cut of all the paywalls this app crashes you into now. No idea how this could come from a company that theoretically knows more about my web and news habits, whether I like it or not, than any other.
  • Pictures too large

    By Teststation5
    Not happy with the forced change from older version to this one. Small thumbnails and lots of topics was the reason I used this app. Now the pictures are too big and I only get two stories per page instead of 20. Deleting this app and will look for an alternative. Update: The Apple news app on my iOS device seems to be a reasonable replacement. For the most part, they feature headlines and smaller pictures.
  • Prior Format much Better

    By teapaintoo
    With the earlier format, I could see headlines at a glance and click on those that interested me. Now, the format is like a glitzy news magazine, with little utility for a quick perusal. Hate it.