New BBC News app nets 1.5 million downloads since Friday

New BBC News app nets 1.5 million downloads since Friday

New BBC News app nets 1.5 million downloads since Friday

The BBC has launched a new international BBC News app for iOS and Android devices.

The free app, which since dropping into stores on Friday has already seen 1.5million downloads, has been completely redesigned. Now users can customise their news experience through the new My News section, which offers a direct route straight to the stories they care about. By choosing to follow topics from within an article, through a list of suggested topics based on what they’ve read or via a search box, users can create a truly personal service with stories listed either chronologically or by topic.

In addition, the new app offers a wider range of content from the BBC’s extensive network of journalists from around the globe, and access to the BBC’s full international range of images, audio and video for the first time.

Other features include: mobile-first video designed specifically for digital platforms, live BBC World Service radio, most-read and most-watched sections, onward journeys to related articles and video, photo galleries and full-screen images, along with support for Android wearables and the Apple Watch.


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