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Reading news feeds

Reading news feeds

Don’t get left behind with yesterday’s stories. Use the News app to subscribe to news feeds that cover breaking news, sports, top blogs, and more. You can also get updates based on specific keywords.

Subscribing to news channels

Important: You need to be signed in to a Google Account before using the News app.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. Tap the title area of News to open a selection menu of news feeds.
  3. Tap Subscriptions > Add feeds.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Tap a category such as Blogs or Entertainment to choose from popular news feeds.

    • Tap Search more to search for a specific keyword or feed URL.

  5. After selecting the channel or channels to subscribe to, tap Add.
Tip: To manually update news stories on your channels, tap .

Adding a keyword

Easily find stories that interest you by entering a search keyword.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. Tap the title area of News to open a selection menu of news feeds.
  3. Tap My items > Keywords > Add keywords.
  4. Enter the keyword, and then tap Add. Your new keyword is displayed under the Keywords list.
  5. Tap the keyword to show the stories that contain that keyword.

Reading a story

  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. On the All items screen, tap a story that you want to read.
  3. While reading the story, you can:
    • Star the story as a favorite.
    • Tap Read full article to go to the web page where the story is published.
    • Tap to share a link to the story from the available options.

Changing update schedule and content settings

  1. While on the News app, > Settings.
  2. Tap any of the following:
    Accounts & sync Manage sync options and general News settings.
    Update when opened Update the content of the channels you’ve subscribed to every time you open the News app.
    Update schedule Choose a time interval for checking updates.
    News content Choose how to read news stories by default: whether as a summary or as a full web page article.
    Mobile view If you’ve selected to view the news content as a web page article, choose to display web page articles optimized for mobile viewing.

About the News widget

Use the News widget to read snippets of stories that you've subscribed to right from your Home screen.
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