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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 , and then tap Subscriptions > Add feeds.
  3. 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.

  4. After selecting the channel or channels to subscribe to, tap Add.
Tip: To manually update news stories on your channels, press MENU , and then tap Refresh.

Adding a keyword

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

Adding people to follow

Get updated with stories and comments shared by your Google contacts.
  1. From the Home screen, tap > News.
  2. Tap , and then tap People you follow > Add new friends.
  3. Enter the name of a Google contact, and then tap .
  4. Select your contact from the search results, and then tap Add. Your contact is listed under People you follow.

To see stories and comments recently shared by a contact you're following, tap the contact's name under People you follow.

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:
    Tap To
    Star the story as a favorite.
    Like Like the story.
    Read full article Go to the web page where the story is published.
    Share Share a link to the story from the available options.
    Go to the next or previous story in the channel.
  4. Press MENU to see other options such as adding a comment or tagging the story.

Changing update schedule and content settings

  1. While on the News app, press MENU , and then tap Settings (or More > Settings).
  2. Tap any of the following:
    Accounts 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.
    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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