When we launched the Yahoo News Digest in January for iPhone users in the United States and United Kingdom, our goal was to ensure that our audience is “in the know” of the top news and information in the shortest amount of time, all while giving them a sense of completion. We received an overwhelming response, with 40% of those who downloaded the app coming back to it on a daily basis. Encouraged by the response, we are now bringing the experience to more people around the world.
Starting today, Yahoo News Digest is now available for both iOS and Android users globally. We’ve added two new editions (beyond the existing US & UK editions): a Canadian and an International edition. Here’s what’s new:
- In the United States and United Kingdom, Yahoo News Digest is now available on Android, and has added an International edition for those who are interested in global news
- In Canada, Yahoo News Digest is now available on iOS and Android. Our users in Canada can select their edition to see the most locally relevant stories or access the International news edition
- In the rest of the world, Yahoo News Digest is now available on Android and iOS through our International edition (in English)
The Android version of the Yahoo News Digest was built specifically with a new homescreen widget that will display the most recent unread digest for easy viewing. Unlike other homescreen widgets, the Yahoo News Digest widget keeps track of the digests you’ve read.
Every morning and night, Yahoo News Digest delivers a summarized version of the top news, in an easy-to-navigate design. Using algorithmic and human editorial curation, each story is a collection of “atoms” — articles, maps, Wikipedia entries, videos, and photos — that make it easy to “digest” the news quickly. The international edition is compiled by our editors in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Malaysia to offer round-the-clock updates. We then deliver a timely Digest at 8am and 6pm local time, wherever you are in the world.
Yahoo News Digest for Android is now available with US, UK, Canadian, and International editions in English globally. Download the app now in Google Play.
The iOS version in English is available in your local App Store.