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News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

Particle Media Inc.

Get local news stories, top headlines

4.6 Ratings 676K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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About News Break: Local Breaking Stories & US Headlines

Ratings & Reviews

4.6
675.8K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    80%
  2. 4
    10%
  3. 3
    4%
  4. 2
    2%
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    5%
  • News Jul 17, 2020

    By Pinklight
    Everything I need in one app. It is “important stories”, especially living in rural areas of our city . & drugs & crimes are coming out here. Because of this app. I NOW know what’s going on in my city. We don’t have coverage.. but thanks to you ,now we do. People move here by the 1000’s a MONTH & houses going up everywhere. Unfortunately more people ,more crime , more drugs. Palm Bay is so beautiful in many areas. The other news is to the point. Thank you. Oh can you cut out vivid 1/2 nude & slime pictures with their stories. Is there a special place for those ?? Not mixed in with news articles? Ok I’m done 😂💜 another rating from me 😂😂😂 May 20th2020- can’t wait to see the new app. Been 4 months now. Still use this app. Really enjoy the local news as well as the other news. Keeps me updated and now I like the comment section 2. This is where I get most of my news. Thank you great job.
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  • Sep 17, 2020

    By Laura Kroener
    I agree with Amy Baker 9/15/2020, I find an article I am reading then all of a sudden it disappears and can't be found again and or u go to an article and want to either save it or send it to yourself to read at a later date, for whatever reason, but there is no way to do it...sure I can copy and paste, but by that time it. May be too late, because you aren't expecting it to disappear...🤪 I like to save or email some of the article to either share or be able to read later cuz of my sch...😉
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  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
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  • Sep 13, 2020

    By Collection of Creations
    In my opinion this app has it all when it comes to reporting the news. Up to date, real time events, notifications that come through when it happens and to the point articles written by non bias reporters. I am always getting updates on the world around me and most important what's happening in my community hours before normal TV news (and yes I understand they have to wait until their allotted time slot). If you want to the news and want it fast download now before you miss out.
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  • Good for a fast read. May 20, 2020

    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
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  • Sep 14, 2020

    By Jackie Markoch
    Most headlines are misleading. also, there is a duplication every couple days on the same item --ie the second stimulus check. that has not even been approved let alone happened. so why should they run a headline "what your second stimulus check will look like". I advise everyone to google for confirmation on anything you read on this app. The app itself was fine last year and even informative. This year it is awful. will be deleting due to the questionable news reflected here.
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  • Overwhelmingly Negative Apr 6, 2020

    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Billy Baxter
    First of all I never subdscribed. It was there oneday. Enjoyed it at the beginning. Ads were ok for a while. Then stories from every country was more of the leading info. And of course mostly liberal news for my USA. I put up with the ads but they have completely destroyed any patience I had. I'm done even trying to make sense of your agenda.
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  • Used to get vital info but now.... Jul 30, 2020

    By JRN0824
    I really used to appreciate the NewsBreak notifs because they were new and informative. In past two months though I have gotten, literally, 3 notifs a day about the Second Stimulus that there has been no new info about especially while Congress is on break. Why do you keep torturing those of us who really need REAL info about the Stimulus because we cannot go back to work? It’s more than annoying, it almost feels like the app is rubbing it in our faces. If you read the comments under each of these articles I am not alone. Last article had 3,000 comments saying exactly what I’m saying. I am turning off notifs and will rely on local news app from now on. UPDATE: I have deleted the app. Not only am I still getting 5 articles a day about this stimulus package still and there’s no new news..... on top of that the app is linked through Facebook so any political article has some of worst commenters who spew hate speech and threaten violence. I spent a few days reporting the comments but it doesn’t matter. The most sane thing to do just delete. I get my news from large political outlets who don’t have uneducated people threatening people who don’t support the president’s narrative. Take out the Facebook link for comments (IE make us make an account) and quit sending the same articles 5 times a day and I will return.
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  • Sep 8, 2020

    By Kevin Struck
    Ads ruined this great app. Clicking on a story bring you to a full page ad that you cannot close for 10-15 seconds or so. While that may not seem that bad, it is annoying and this frequency of the ads is growing daily it seems. Decided to remove this app from my phone as there are plenty of other news apps out there that don't use full page ads to annoy their users. Too bad as this was a good news aggregate.
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  1. Wide variety of news channel topics: News Break, Home & Garden, Food & Recipes, Technology & Science, Shopping Dealnews, and more
  2. Subscribe to niche interests you won't find anywhere else - everything from cooking to cat videos
  3. Stay in the know! Catch the top trending and viral videos every day and enjoy clips related to all your unique interests

Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

  • News Jul 17, 2020

    By Pinklight
    Everything I need in one app. It is “important stories”, especially living in rural areas of our city . & drugs & crimes are coming out here. Because of this app. I NOW know what’s going on in my city. We don’t have coverage.. but thanks to you ,now we do. People move here by the 1000’s a MONTH & houses going up everywhere. Unfortunately more people ,more crime , more drugs. Palm Bay is so beautiful in many areas. The other news is to the point. Thank you. Oh can you cut out vivid 1/2 nude & slime pictures with their stories. Is there a special place for those ?? Not mixed in with news articles? Ok I’m done 😂💜 another rating from me 😂😂😂 May 20th2020- can’t wait to see the new app. Been 4 months now. Still use this app. Really enjoy the local news as well as the other news. Keeps me updated and now I like the comment section 2. This is where I get most of my news. Thank you great job.
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  • Sep 13, 2020

    By Collection of Creations
    In my opinion this app has it all when it comes to reporting the news. Up to date, real time events, notifications that come through when it happens and to the point articles written by non bias reporters. I am always getting updates on the world around me and most important what's happening in my community hours before normal TV news (and yes I understand they have to wait until their allotted time slot). If you want to the news and want it fast download now before you miss out.
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  • The Best App Right Now Apr 17, 2020

    By Bwezag
    Everything about this app has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.
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  • Relative Useful News - Beautifully Done News Break! Dec 18, 2019

    By Rechavoc
    Finally a company creates and excellent News app with a great and comfortable experience!!! News Break app I just want to give a shout out to your company and team. Normally I don’t care about news reporting agencies. However, the news break app is so far the best service I’ve ever used to date. It perfectly blends local news with national news. Also, yes like everyone else I can’t stand advertisements or advertising, but I know its necessary for revenue. News Break app beautiful balances this too! They do it in a way we’re advertisements are not, “IN YOUR FACE” excessive and overwhelming! Kudos News Break App for truly displaying news I can truly use of interest. I love how you take me directly to the news articles without any caked on advertising fluff! Simply beautiful!!!!! I’ll put this review on Twitter for you too!!!
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  • Sep 9, 2020

    By Michelle J
    I don't usually give reviews but I have to say news break is one of my favorite apps! It keeps me informed on the local, national, and global news all in one app. What I also like is the comment section on the articles! I can chat back and forth regarding interesting topics so it really makes the news interactive.
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  • Great app Feb 16, 2020

    By ecrispen1223
    This app is perfect to keep up with local news and other topics of interest. I love the push notifications and would give it a five star if it wasn’t for one frustrating glitch. Whenever a notification of a story pops up on my phone, and I click on it to read, the story opens for a brief second and before I can click on it to read, the app refreshes it’s stories and I can’t find it anymore. I’ve resorted to seeing if I can beat the refresh moment..so it’s part of the fun. But seriously can you make it so that the notification actually open the story directly? There have been times I wasn’t able to find it and had to resort to searching on safari or just not reading it. This app is wonderful and that glitch doesn’t take away from its great features. There isn’t another app like it that I can find, so I will make it my go to. Thanks for developing it. Great work.
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  • This app rocks for local news Sep 15, 2019

    By Imoogi
    News break is the best app I’ve tried for getting local news. I’ve tried many, but for most of the others, that means news from the nearest large cities. I live in a rural town and finding truly small town local news news online is difficult. Yes, you can go to your newspaper’s site, but that’s just what they cover. News break grabs all three of the very small towns in my community and spoon feeds it to me. That includes special events! There’s one large issue. If you share a story, people have to download the app to read it. Sight unseen, none of my friends has, so I no longer share because they resent being sent an article they have to download an app for. I wouldn’t download it either. Most news sites allow one to go to a link on the web rather than demanding a download. Seems like a much better way to get new subscribers.
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  • Four stars but maybe five? Jun 28, 2020

    By jkfs23
    I love this app for having local news but some of the news outlets won’t let you read their articles without a subscription, namely the Minneapolis Star and Tribune and the Virginia, Minnesota news paper and the Hibbing Daily newspaper. I am asking you to check with the news outlets you use to see if they require a subscription or not. If they don’t I hope you will drop them because it is annoying to read a headline only to go in and find out you can’t read an article unless you pay for it. There are so many free news outlets online that I can’t imagine any news outlets not offering free reading of their news. Also, the app keeps sticking in place when I try to scroll to read the news. Sometimes this happens repeatedly and I cant do anything when it freezes up like that so I have to leave the app.
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  • App Jun 20, 2019

    By Nosey Neighbor SKN
    Enjoy this app! I like that it provides local and global news,tracks what I read to curate a feed specific to my interests and updates to provide local content whenever I'm traveling! I have one tiny issue though, which is certain headlines will only allow you to read a few sentences before requiring a subscription to finish the article. Some do offer a limited number of free articles/free reads before requiring said subscription, while others ask right away. I don't see the point in having an app for ALL my "news needs" that also requires subscribing to several newspapers to finish reading articles. 🤔 but it's also just as easy to close the tab and find the story elsewhere (if I'm truly that intrigued) 🙄 as it is to complain about this issue. Hopefully that changes in the next update or two!
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  • Great reader, needs a few features Mar 5, 2020

    By mtntech
    The app’s support for local news puts it on a usefulness tier above curated national news apps. It’s a great aggregated news reader in most respects. The biggest problems that I’d like to see addressed: 1) stop automatically resetting and refreshing all the time, especially during app switching. I often lose my place (in the feed and open articles being actively read) when I need to use another app for something while reading news. 2) provide an keyword search. 3) provide a ‘clicked’ history list so it’s easier to find an article you saw but didn’t finish reading before an unexpected reset. 3) add filters / preferences to the feed to tune for subject matter, or at least black/white lists for keywords and sources (eg never want to see “Vox” content).
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  • Sep 17, 2020

    By Laura Kroener
    I agree with Amy Baker 9/15/2020, I find an article I am reading then all of a sudden it disappears and can't be found again and or u go to an article and want to either save it or send it to yourself to read at a later date, for whatever reason, but there is no way to do it...sure I can copy and paste, but by that time it. May be too late, because you aren't expecting it to disappear...🤪 I like to save or email some of the article to either share or be able to read later cuz of my sch...😉
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  • App needs a search and filter feature Jul 25, 2020

    By Foodhurtsme
    App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. The app is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) The app needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.
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  • Good for a fast read. May 20, 2020

    By Gini D in Texas
    I started out loving this app. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using this app in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. This app has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.
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  • I like this app but... Jul 13, 2020

    By DPHANTOMS97
    I like the news, I like being able to track the virus cases in my city and I like being able to track the protests. Of course there are some repetitive articles, but this app doesn’t report the news it compiles it in an easy place for us all to see. What I really hate about this app is the community, doesn’t matter what article you go to you’ll find terrible terrible bigots in the comment section. These comments really need to be moderated, and a lot of those people really should be put on a watch list. They think because they’re just sitting behind a phone screen they can say what they want, but that’s not how it is. Everyone needs to learn that the comments they leave effect people, it’s not what you meant to say it’s how other people perceive what you say that matters. Some of these comments are just so heinous and terrible skewed towards incredibly racist undertones and even sometimes it’s so blatant you’re just surprised. If we’re talking about the actual app though, it’s pretty great, but I think you should disable the comments seriously.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By R A
    Some nice features but sometimes articles go blank or have an add that appears off screen and blocks the article or something causes the screen to dim excessively. Ads are fine but these bugs occur far too often. Would also be nice to have the option to load the actual article in a browser but it loops it back through this apps website.
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  • Overwhelmingly Negative Apr 6, 2020

    By devilmaycare210
    I downloaded this app almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all the app has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete the app as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By G Cerda
    It was great at first. But then only fluff, celebrity BS. Then a slightly better mixture (guess the algorithm figured me out?). Now it forces me to watch ads (not including the ones posted in the feed), pages won't load, articles load and then flicker or jump or just end up with vertical stripes. Now I'm just frustrated by it and uninstalling.
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  • Daily CORONAVIRUS information (State links to DPH) outdated Aug 12, 2020

    By BridgettLeah
    I can only speak for Georgia; the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) link has been outdated for over a month... the link takes you to a "Page Not Found" error. A little editorial work, or delegation thereof by the NewsBreak editors (or even allowing email feedback on the NewsBreak app - I tried that and they haven't even set up an email link for Support!!) and they would have known about the issue themselves without someone having to leave a shoddy review. Additionally, if you live Local to a tired old newspaper - the kind that literally will not allow a single story to be seen/read online (beyond the first couple of sentences) without your purchasing a subscription - you won't ever get any actual Local news. NewsBreak shouldn't even post these stories! It's basically an offshoot of clickbait...." Here's a breaking news story in your area!! [Reader clicks] Oopsy. You'll have to pay if you want to know how the investigation into the unsolved murder of a beloved 83 year old woman in your community is or isn't progressing, though the flailing TimesGeorgian wrote a headline that makes it sound like the sheriff has leads... it's just clickbait to make you buy a subscription and find out the sheriff is still baffled."
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  • Racist Community Cancels Out App’s Helpfulness Jul 26, 2020

    By Taylredwrds
    This app compiles news ranging from national headlines to local news and does a decent job with that. Unfortunately I’m deleting it because I cannot stomach the HORRIBLE people in the comment sections. I’m confused why it’s so overwhelming. I would love to just disable the comments and not even have the option to click on them. I don’t even understand the idea of public commentary on news. If I wanted that, I could go to my social media and get it from my own community and educated people I trust, not some racist keyboard warriors. There should really be a moderator so people don’t have to run into hate speech on EVERY post. People calling the late John Lewis racist slurs on an article about his memorial. I’m sick to my stomach with some of the stuff I saw. I’ve seen where other reviewers have suggested removing the comment section as well, but it hasn’t been done and despite NB saying they have began moderating more ... there’s overwhelming evidence that they actually haven’t. This app is not worth subjecting myself to same ignorance and hostility I tried to get away from on FB. I’ll find something else that works for me. Maybe I’ll come back and check on it in a few months.. but I just can’t right now.
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  • Sep 15, 2020

    By Amy Baker
    Frustrating!!!. It has good local articles but it also gives me a lot of articles that are from other countries. Also when I read an article and back out of it to the main page, I'm looking at the articles and see ones I would like to read then it refreshes on me and those articles are gone and I'm back to articles about other countries. Even if I click on local I can't find the article I want to read. Also if you back out of an article it is gone forever. It's not in my main list.
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  • Sep 14, 2020

    By Jackie Markoch
    Most headlines are misleading. also, there is a duplication every couple days on the same item --ie the second stimulus check. that has not even been approved let alone happened. so why should they run a headline "what your second stimulus check will look like". I advise everyone to google for confirmation on anything you read on this app. The app itself was fine last year and even informative. This year it is awful. will be deleting due to the questionable news reflected here.
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  • Sep 19, 2020

    By Billy Baxter
    First of all I never subdscribed. It was there oneday. Enjoyed it at the beginning. Ads were ok for a while. Then stories from every country was more of the leading info. And of course mostly liberal news for my USA. I put up with the ads but they have completely destroyed any patience I had. I'm done even trying to make sense of your agenda.
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  • Used to get vital info but now.... Jul 30, 2020

    By JRN0824
    I really used to appreciate the NewsBreak notifs because they were new and informative. In past two months though I have gotten, literally, 3 notifs a day about the Second Stimulus that there has been no new info about especially while Congress is on break. Why do you keep torturing those of us who really need REAL info about the Stimulus because we cannot go back to work? It’s more than annoying, it almost feels like the app is rubbing it in our faces. If you read the comments under each of these articles I am not alone. Last article had 3,000 comments saying exactly what I’m saying. I am turning off notifs and will rely on local news app from now on. UPDATE: I have deleted the app. Not only am I still getting 5 articles a day about this stimulus package still and there’s no new news..... on top of that the app is linked through Facebook so any political article has some of worst commenters who spew hate speech and threaten violence. I spent a few days reporting the comments but it doesn’t matter. The most sane thing to do just delete. I get my news from large political outlets who don’t have uneducated people threatening people who don’t support the president’s narrative. Take out the Facebook link for comments (IE make us make an account) and quit sending the same articles 5 times a day and I will return.
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  • Sep 8, 2020

    By Kevin Struck
    Ads ruined this great app. Clicking on a story bring you to a full page ad that you cannot close for 10-15 seconds or so. While that may not seem that bad, it is annoying and this frequency of the ads is growing daily it seems. Decided to remove this app from my phone as there are plenty of other news apps out there that don't use full page ads to annoy their users. Too bad as this was a good news aggregate.
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  • What you’re really getting Apr 2, 2020

    By Hev Dawg
    A feed of article headlines and pictures ranging from what Kim kardashian wore to bed (and you’re not gonna believe the reaction) to more serious presidential news. All taken from a diverse spectrum of prestigious news organizations to rinky-dink news outlets I am unfamiliar with that with the click of a story, you are instantly redirected to their news page. The reason for my rating, is that I wanted a more selective group of stories by which I mean I have no interest in knowing “Pregnant Katy Perry looks stunning in no-makeup selfie amid quarantine” or any “no cover” topics in my mind and have no way of weeding out of my feed. Nor do I enjoy when I (admittedly) don’t check first and am redirected from the app to the website of a news source most would find unsuitable for a work setting . Furthermore on the rare occasion I find a story I wish to look into, I click the link, the page nearly loads, crashes, automatically begins reloading, crashes a second time, when I am then left with a dimly lit, gray, blank page, and yet again no interesting story. With my options reduced to worthless page fillers and an eternity of refreshing only to never be able to read the article that made it worth the bandwidth used downloading this app in the first place, I fully intend on uninstalling the second I post this warning.
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