Flipboard replacement! 4/5
All in all I’m rather happy with the app. The one bit I would refine is the open in browser setting, it open an article as a webview in the app, and another tap is required to them open that article in the browser. There is no need for the webview preview imho. In regard to replacing flipboard I’m mostly happy that ads don’t take over the app when viewing articles and cause odd problems like video playing automatically or pop ups being out of control. 👍
Not accessible; horrible visual design 2/5
By Anna the Wacky Banana
This app doesn’t respect the ios system accessibility settings. There’s an option which seems like it would do this, but it doesn’t work. Subsequently, the text of articles is waaay to small for anyone over the age of 40 to read. (But since there are few of said people at Google, they obviously never considered this)
Also, the highly gratuitous “Ken Burns Effect” on article thumbnail images is super annoying.
Not sure why someone thought that was a good idea. Just because you *can* make a nifty animation doesn’t mean you should!
Very unusable. Deleted.
Can we adults have the old Google news back, PLEASE? 1/5
By Kind Kurmudgeon
The millennials can have all the pictures and infinite scroll. I don’t need it. I want news and I don’t want to scroll for an hour to see a summary of headlines. This new version is truly horrible.
Go back to earlier version/layout 1/5
No interested in google deciding wgat I read
Muy oportuno 5/5
By GATTITO LINDO
Me encanta porque me tiene al día de los últimos acontecimientos mundiales de la política
Doesn’t have enough unbiased news sources 2/5
Christian Science Monitor
Log in for Washington Post 4/5
I keep getting “An unknown error occurred.” when I login to the Washington Post from the Google News app. This prevents me from reading their articles.
Daily news 3/5
Not very friendly for daily news updates, it is never in order by date which is frustrating for me. Would also like to be able to select story / subject updates.
By 30 TD
Minh thích tin tức cua app nay
Won’t let you select text 1/5
I really dislike this app. It won’t let you select text when viewing articles, which makes it impossible to look up phrases or take quotations from it. Horrible user experience Google, you should know better.
GOT spoilers 1/5
Difficult to control content, always giving me Game of Thrones spoilers.
Same stories pop up everyday.
Too bright 3/5
New news format is net an improvement! 1/5
By The great maddog
The old written news format is more to my liking!
Love Google news 5/5
By Phila birdsfan
The topics I want to read more about are always at my finger tips.
Can’t remove Kanye 3/5
By Sid Vithmad
“See fewer stories like this” has absolutely no effect whatsoever. I cannot remove Kanye from my “news” feed. Three stars, and I’m being generous.
Old school 1/5
By Dr. Dock
Go back to the old format. Some of us like to “read” the news.
Good but needs improvement. 2/5
There needs to be an option for the homepage widget to be the top news stories and not just suggested stories. And once they’re clicked on they need to refresh.
And please, stop with all the repetition. Just because I read a story doesn’t mean I want to see fourteen other version of the same story from different sources.
It’s a great app in general, but those two things are very important for a news app.
Needless refreshing annoying 2/5
The viewer constantly refreshes and i lose my place, having to scroll down again. I should be able to leave the app, even for a moment, and not have the thing completely reset when i return. Make it very hard to use over time. Fix this and the app would be great!
Great app, but a few minor improvements could be made. 4/5
Great app and the fact that it has a section for headlines, us, business, etc, that’s all in addition to your customized news feed, which seems to be based on your search and browse history. I’m ok with this as the customized news feed is very accurate as it mostly pulls stories I’m interested in, including in niche areas like comics or video game news.
1) easy to accidentally swipe to a different story
2) when headlines/stories are refreshed, it’s very difficult to find the story you were reading or one that you saw earlier that you planned on clicking later
3) a multiple tabs option would be nice so you could open multiple stories you are interested in and then those can still be saved once the app/stories are refreshed.
Lagged as hell 2/5
Could someone modify the version so that it could run smoothly on my iPhone 6 😢😢😢
By Dj Kre
My favorite news app
Can’t get away from killings and politics. 1/5
By Rowdy r
Can’t get away from killings and politics.
App reloads too often 1/5
Google News app tends to reload from scratch to often.
This is very annoying when you read an news article, switch to another app to do something for a few minutes and then comes back to see Google News app no longer shows the article you were reading. Instead you ended up staring at the refreshed home page of Google News.
Neither Apple News nor Microsoft News app have this problem.
It used to be better 2/5
I am not a fan of the new app. The zooming photos are annoying and the app is too quick to slide to another article when touched. The news sources options should not give priority to sites that limit access. Yahoo news is looking like a good alternative.
No Night Mood 1/5
Missed the desktop version... I was forced to download this app,
Layout and type size 4/5
By Bri moon
I like the way news is covered, local, national and international mixed together. What I don’t like is the way stories are laid out, often two abreast. What I particularly don’t like is the small type size used for the body of stories.
I use SmartNews app 3/5
Google news is good if you want to search for a specific news topic or about a country.
But I gave it up a couple of years ago because it tries to guess what angle of news I’m interested in.
With SmartNews app, you can’t search but it covers all categories without regard to your own political leanings as news should.
Biased News Sources 1/5
There is too much bias. I would love to have something less biased but that might be too much to ask from a company like google.
Why delete headline categories? 4/5
By EZ Mac
Just deleted the only reason I used this app daily. I don’t want a feed with everything in it, I used the app because I could view headlines for categories I’m interested in (technology). Deleting this.
Not reader friendly anymore and too much user focused ads and news 2/5
Google expects users to be totally focused and devoted to this app. If you check a text or navigate away for any reason you will loose the article you were reading. It refreshes every time you navigate away and come back.
Also there are too many ads based on users browsing history on chrome etc. even the news is too targeted based on what you read.
Poor replacement for Google news and weather 2/5
By JD from down south
It doesn't automatically update location with relevant local stories. The local section always shows stories from the same location no matter where I am.
The weather also is less detailed than on the old app.
A dark mode like on the old app and on the Android version would be appreciated, as well as smaller stories without large pictures, again like on the old app and the Android version.
Too big 2/5
I am not a fan of the format currently in vogue by Netflix, NPR, and now Google News, that shows large rectangular items. It requires too much scrolling to work through the news feed.
Jerky on my IPad 2/5
I prefer the old version. This version is very jerky when scrolling. I do not like the larger pictures. The smaller thumbnail version facilitated scanning more stories. I seldom use this new version. No-new is not improved!
No longer use this app 1/5
Since the forced change to this app I used it for a few months, and each time found the experience disappointing to say the least. ‘News’ isn’t exactly what you get, instead you get headlines and articles written to divide instead of inform. The user experience is terrible, and the articles repeat themselves, especially if you’ve clicked on something. I did not sign in to use this app because I found that it was intrusive and didn’t improve the experience. There are too many other options out there to waste my time on this. I used Google News for years, but this app is a waste of time.
Crappy gesture control 2/5
The gesture control is pretty confusing. In early versions, very fast swipe from left edge went to main menu, medium to slow swipe from left edge went to last news article. I use an iPhone 8 Plus and it’s very hard to swipe fast from left edge when I use my right hand.
The news collection are mostly the topics that I’m interested in. I think it’s partly based on my google search history. Very convenient! Love this app!
News App 5/5
By On frocks
Best one I’ve used so far.
Good news 5/5
So far enjoying..
Text selection and iOS lookup 2/5
Please allow selecting text and iOS native word lookup when reading any news article inside the app! Like Apple news app!
Same articles 1/5
Widget pretty much keeps the same articles all day
By Furter Schmurter
My very first experience with this app was having it present a virus! Be careful when you consider downloading this one!
beed better font size & layout 2/5
By longtime bank customer
i wish google news has font size feature similar to Apple news, i also think Apple news has a more intuitive layout
Wrong direction 1/5
By walter cronkite algorithm
Just telling me things i have previously looked up and not having any human curated headlines is one of the reasons we are so polarized now and no one believes real news. Quit trying to be like Facebook and be like Walter Cronkite.
Stopped working for me I think with the latest update to the point of crashing immediately upon opening every time. But deleted and reinstalled and works great again.
Love it PapaGene
Please allow filtering of subjects 2/5
Please stop giving me American football, baseball recommendations , or “Southwest Apologizes to mother of Abcde...”. It is maddening the amount of crap news filtered my way, despite me clicking “less like this.”
Google News is a great source for breaking news and general updates on what’s happening in the world. I use it daily to keep myself in the know and it’s a valuable resource as I research subjects for the show I produce.
Not as good as it is on Android 3/5
On Android I have more useful options. The one I missed the most is ‘view the original web site’ for each article. The Android version also allows me to make the font size larger
Was better before 3/5
I hate you can’t sort by date, feed does not refresh often enough and scope is too narrow I like to sometimes get stories I would not normally read but that does not happen. Liked the earlier versions better.