NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts

NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts

Particle Media Inc.

Reconnect with your neighborhood! Daily news alerts for local news headlines!

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    Owned by people people affiliated with CCP Sep 29, 2021

    By Leslie
    My review just disappeared ?‍♀️ Articles are created by AI ..It’s manipulative with the purpose of CCP to alienated Americans ! Fake news & propaganda ! Friends send me articles they read from Newsbreak - they are created by AI ... with intentions of alienating millions of Americans
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    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • img Expert Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2022

    Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2022

    There's a lot going on in the world and a news app can help you keep up with it all. But do you need to pay for one? We tested the major apps to find out. 

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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
  • Great App to keep Updated on News Locally!! May 22, 2021

    By Clint Munn
    I’ve been using this App for a handful of months now an my phone keeps it Updated. I personally have never had not even a single problem since downloading it even after the Latest Update — It’s rare to find a App that’s so dependable never crashes or anything else! Obviously, you have the choice either in downloading your Local News Station Apps from the App Store. As for myself I’ve got them downloaded on my devices alongside this awesome App for the variety of News stories locally/statewide. I gave News Break a 5 Star Rating for a few reasons like they don’t just give you News Stories Locally you'd later Watch on the TV. Offering a variety of News Content (lots of which you probably wouldn’t ever see) from all around your State. They made this App where all News Stories from Locally including around your Stare are offered to the Readers together in one Convenient App which makes this in my opinion the Ultimate Local News App! Also they always are rolling out New Updates on News Break fixing little things here an there even though it’s perfect where it’s at an it’s absolutely free so far from what I’ve explored! Devices I’m Using This App on Daily Are My (iPhone XS Max 256GB) and my (iPad 9.7” 128GB) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
  • It’s decent.. but there are some fatal flaws. Jan 1, 2022

    By Glkelly2003
    I downloaded this app to keep up to date with some things in Orlando while I’m here. Upon looking through various articles on the app, not only did I find that a lot of them were irrelevant to the news I actually needed, (news about crimes, laws, COVID-19 rules and so on), I noticed that the comments of most articles are just filled to the brim with spam, toxicity and hate speech toward one race. With especially a lot of hate toward black people. Every article I saw that included a black person or had nothing to do with black people always had a bunch of users in the comments going “stupid black people are the devil race” or “black people cannot be as smart as white people”. There have been other statements and even more horrible and derogatory ones the further you look into them. There are literal accounts on this platform dedicated just to hating on another race/ethnicity and it’s as if no one is watching over the community and moderating these comments/accounts. It really does not create a positive experience for anyone on the app and it sure doesn’t create one for anyone actually leaving useful comments under the articles. Like I said, this is a decent app for keeping up with local news in your area and has the potential to be on the level of an app like Citizen, but I would really like for there to be an option to report entire accounts rather than just block them. As of this review being posted, I have deleted the app.
  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers Apr 15, 2019

    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • Apr 12, 2022

    By Rexanna Haines
    Has some interesting articles but is put together off the wall. Some articles take forever to read by the time you skip from one place to another, keep having to press "next" after each paragraph and hope it doesn't "glitch" and send you back to the beginning of the article to start all over and that's if you are lucky enough to find that article again. Usually when it "glitches " I shut it off and go on to something else entirely.
  • One spot for news - with a caveat Feb 24, 2022

    By AA6TC
    Update: I’m my review below, what I was seeing was a web site I was directed to with more ads than news. I had erroneously thought that NewsBreak was responsible for the plethora of ads. However, this particular web site appeared more than once in my feed, and I was getting frustrated. With that being said, and understanding what’s going on, I do wish there was a way I could target that web site not to appear in my feed. I understand ads are a major way that revenue is created to keep these feeds going, but some go to far and I try to keep from giving them that income. I have been getting the email notifications and would go to the source to read the story. I decided to install and use the app - and that’s when I realized that the space given to advertising was almost 3 to 1 over actual news stories in the app. And I was forced to scroll through the ads to read part of a sentence, then scroll through another ad, to read another small sentence - all the way through the story. And trying to scroll on a phone without the app launching an ad is frustrating at best. I’ll stick to the email and read the stories from the source. The app is just to frustrating to use when you spend more time dancing around advertising than what the app purports to be.
  • Once Upon a time Jul 26, 2021

    By Fateoftheearth
    This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t! Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!
  • Great App to keep Updated on News Locally!! May 22, 2021

    By Clint Munn
    I’ve been using this App for a handful of months now an my phone keeps it Updated. I personally have never had not even a single problem since downloading it even after the Latest Update — It’s rare to find a App that’s so dependable never crashes or anything else! Obviously, you have the choice either in downloading your Local News Station Apps from the App Store. As for myself I’ve got them downloaded on my devices alongside this awesome App for the variety of News stories locally/statewide. I gave News Break a 5 Star Rating for a few reasons like they don’t just give you News Stories Locally you'd later Watch on the TV. Offering a variety of News Content (lots of which you probably wouldn’t ever see) from all around your State. They made this App where all News Stories from Locally including around your Stare are offered to the Readers together in one Convenient App which makes this in my opinion the Ultimate Local News App! Also they always are rolling out New Updates on News Break fixing little things here an there even though it’s perfect where it’s at an it’s absolutely free so far from what I’ve explored! Devices I’m Using This App on Daily Are My (iPhone XS Max 256GB) and my (iPad 9.7” 128GB) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
  • It’s decent.. but there are some fatal flaws. Jan 1, 2022

    By Glkelly2003
    I downloaded this app to keep up to date with some things in Orlando while I’m here. Upon looking through various articles on the app, not only did I find that a lot of them were irrelevant to the news I actually needed, (news about crimes, laws, COVID-19 rules and so on), I noticed that the comments of most articles are just filled to the brim with spam, toxicity and hate speech toward one race. With especially a lot of hate toward black people. Every article I saw that included a black person or had nothing to do with black people always had a bunch of users in the comments going “stupid black people are the devil race” or “black people cannot be as smart as white people”. There have been other statements and even more horrible and derogatory ones the further you look into them. There are literal accounts on this platform dedicated just to hating on another race/ethnicity and it’s as if no one is watching over the community and moderating these comments/accounts. It really does not create a positive experience for anyone on the app and it sure doesn’t create one for anyone actually leaving useful comments under the articles. Like I said, this is a decent app for keeping up with local news in your area and has the potential to be on the level of an app like Citizen, but I would really like for there to be an option to report entire accounts rather than just block them. As of this review being posted, I have deleted the app.
  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers Apr 15, 2019

    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • Apr 12, 2022

    By Rexanna Haines
    Has some interesting articles but is put together off the wall. Some articles take forever to read by the time you skip from one place to another, keep having to press "next" after each paragraph and hope it doesn't "glitch" and send you back to the beginning of the article to start all over and that's if you are lucky enough to find that article again. Usually when it "glitches " I shut it off and go on to something else entirely.
  • One spot for news - with a caveat Feb 24, 2022

    By AA6TC
    Update: I’m my review below, what I was seeing was a web site I was directed to with more ads than news. I had erroneously thought that NewsBreak was responsible for the plethora of ads. However, this particular web site appeared more than once in my feed, and I was getting frustrated. With that being said, and understanding what’s going on, I do wish there was a way I could target that web site not to appear in my feed. I understand ads are a major way that revenue is created to keep these feeds going, but some go to far and I try to keep from giving them that income. I have been getting the email notifications and would go to the source to read the story. I decided to install and use the app - and that’s when I realized that the space given to advertising was almost 3 to 1 over actual news stories in the app. And I was forced to scroll through the ads to read part of a sentence, then scroll through another ad, to read another small sentence - all the way through the story. And trying to scroll on a phone without the app launching an ad is frustrating at best. I’ll stick to the email and read the stories from the source. The app is just to frustrating to use when you spend more time dancing around advertising than what the app purports to be.
  • Once Upon a time Jul 26, 2021

    By Fateoftheearth
    This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t! Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!
  • 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.
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By BadMadd
    I liked the app at first, but its too buggy to even be properly enjoyed. All it takes is one little move and it leaves the article and the home screen reloads so you loose the article. And if you click in an article from the notifications it gives you a few seconds before it automatically goes to the homepage and does the same thing. Very irritating. That's the only real problem this app has, and if you can't read the news what good is it???
  • Feb 6, 2022

    By Tammy Musson
    Ya know...I don't mind so much that I get Newsbreak notifications all the time. But I DO have a problem when I'm trying to read an article and SOOO many ads pop up and/or present that I can Barely read TWO lines of the article at a time!!! I have a Real problem with that!!! I understand the concept of the ads..but this is just too much! Please fix this or I'll have to uninstall. I don't want to but I won't tolerate this. Surely there's another news app out there somewhere! PLEASE fix this!!!!!
  • Grammar Matters! Dec 5, 2021

    By Rx: Celebrate Life!!
    Where are the journalists—and more importantly, the editors—who went to English class? The NewsBreak articles are very reliable in terms of real-time happenings; however, some of the articles lack the grammatically-correct impact they should provide. A more broad use of descriptions (adjectives) would be welcomed, too! (Find an online thesaurus?) For example, how many times did we have to read ‘restaurant in Southern California’ in the story about the San Pedro Fish Market (I believe that’s the name of it…!) that seats over 3,000 people?! Yes, I was born, raised, & reside in Southern California, & I am encouraged to visit San Pedro to experience the food & views (from beautiful photos, not details in the article), but why don’t we learn a little about the city & (on the marina) location (in San Pedro, California, if that wasn’t too obvious—but there are ‘many other locations’ mentioned, as well), until the address is listed at the very end?! It also would have been nice to learn where ‘the other locations’ can be found. Overall, this Catholic School Girl truly appreciates the NewsBreaks. I just wanted to provide some constructive criticism. Thank you!
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    Owned by people people affiliated with CCP Sep 29, 2021

    By Leslie
    My review just disappeared ?‍♀️ Articles are created by AI ..It’s manipulative with the purpose of CCP to alienated Americans ! Fake news & propaganda ! Friends send me articles they read from Newsbreak - they are created by AI ... with intentions of alienating millions of Americans
  • img Community

    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • Mar 3, 2022

    By Charles Marshall
    Revising down from 3 to 1 star. Local news is minimal and overwhelmed by news that is not local. 100, 200, 300 miles from a location is not local. Many "local" stories require a subscription. In totality the supposed mission of "local" news is a farce. The feature that showed user selected multiple locations at the top of the screen was eliminated in a recent update. I've used the "location not relevant" feedback process daily for months with no improvement. You've lost your mission & users.
  • Apr 3, 2022

    By Breanna Simons
    I finally am uninstalling this app. Can't tell you the amount of times I click on a notification, interested in the story just to be brought to the homepage with the story nowhere in site. Even when I click on stories directly from the homepage to read, I can get maybe a paragraph in before it forces me back to the homepage for no reason. I've had to click on the same article multiple times to get through it. It would be a fine app if it actually worked.
  • Apr 20, 2022

    By John Cooley
    I have used your app for some years now , and have enjoyed it , to the number of ads and the way they are interjected at every point of the story anymore , I can no longer take it . I really love the local stories but ,ad cont,ad,cont,ad,the whole page,wait ,cont,ad ad, an then another ad ! I understand ads for a free site ! No problem with that ! but now it takes so long to even get though half of a story . The ads take up somuch space of th article ,so with regret time to find another source .
  • Deletes anti racist comments and leaves racist comments up May 6, 2022

    By TT20002000
    I think it’s funny how I always consistently see extremely racist slurs and statements commented by many people, but any time I comment something in defense to these racist comments, my comments just disappear? Honestly, I leave nastier comments on different topics (people being sexist, etc) yet those aren’t deleted.. but every comment I have in defense to racism is always deleted? I’ve made sure to not include any sort of hateful vocabulary many times before, and they’re always deleted. So much is wrong with this. If you can delete my comments or prevent them from posting, you could easily do the same for these racist comments that I’m feeling the need to respond and defend in the first place. Don’t make me feel wrong for defending unnecessary hate. You’re wrong for supporting it. All those hateful comments and users all ignorantly comments the things they do because of apps like yours. Because you’ve made it obvious which side you’re on, and they love it. An app like yours shouldn’t have biases, but it’s obvious that you care more about supporting the hateful space you’ve created rather than making smarter business decisions. Just like I say to everyone I comment to, karma is real and whatever you think that makes you feel oh so untouchable is the exact reason you will receive the karma you deserve.
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By Melissa Udulutch
    Article/topic selection for your feed is great. I've come across several articles that generally aren't widely publicized, and it's been nice to have a news source that isn't overly biased like everything else. Biggest downside (and an extreme annoyance) is you can't scroll through articles with your left hand. Because of the algorithms they used in programing, the system keeps thinking you're trying to back out of the article. It's incredibly frustrating and has made me want to delete the app.
  • Apr 5, 2022

    By Summer Schmieder
    I used this app for about 2 months and I noticed a pattern. First, I don't understand why when I click on an article, I have to click "Continue Reading" after a single paragraph. Second, the amount of ads is quite obscene. Third, all of the articles and sources this app pulls from are incredibly one sided and biased. There needs to be more middle ground, especially when it comes to current events. We don't need opinions from reporters, we just need the facts. Disappointing.
  • 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.
  • Feb 23, 2022

    By Sarah RN
    I have had this app for a long time. I have recently noticed a significant decline. 5 stars....down to 2. The story either won't load at all, or mid way though reading the article starts flashing or words drag down the whole screen and your not able to finish. There are TONS of ads and notifications....I learned to deal with...but if I can't even read the news article.....whats the point.?
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    Owned by people people affiliated with CCP Sep 29, 2021

    By Leslie
    My review just disappeared ?‍♀️ Articles are created by AI ..It’s manipulative with the purpose of CCP to alienated Americans ! Fake news & propaganda ! Friends send me articles they read from Newsbreak - they are created by AI ... with intentions of alienating millions of Americans
  • img Community

    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • img Expert Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2022

    Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2022

    There's a lot going on in the world and a news app can help you keep up with it all. But do you need to pay for one? We tested the major apps to find out. 

  • img Expert
    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
  • Great App to keep Updated on News Locally!! May 22, 2021

    By Clint Munn
    I’ve been using this App for a handful of months now an my phone keeps it Updated. I personally have never had not even a single problem since downloading it even after the Latest Update — It’s rare to find a App that’s so dependable never crashes or anything else! Obviously, you have the choice either in downloading your Local News Station Apps from the App Store. As for myself I’ve got them downloaded on my devices alongside this awesome App for the variety of News stories locally/statewide. I gave News Break a 5 Star Rating for a few reasons like they don’t just give you News Stories Locally you'd later Watch on the TV. Offering a variety of News Content (lots of which you probably wouldn’t ever see) from all around your State. They made this App where all News Stories from Locally including around your Stare are offered to the Readers together in one Convenient App which makes this in my opinion the Ultimate Local News App! Also they always are rolling out New Updates on News Break fixing little things here an there even though it’s perfect where it’s at an it’s absolutely free so far from what I’ve explored! Devices I’m Using This App on Daily Are My (iPhone XS Max 256GB) and my (iPad 9.7” 128GB) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
  • App for local and breaking news’ lovers Apr 15, 2019

    By Chrisz Duff
    In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world. I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!
  • 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.
  • One spot for news - with a caveat Feb 24, 2022

    By AA6TC
    Update: I’m my review below, what I was seeing was a web site I was directed to with more ads than news. I had erroneously thought that NewsBreak was responsible for the plethora of ads. However, this particular web site appeared more than once in my feed, and I was getting frustrated. With that being said, and understanding what’s going on, I do wish there was a way I could target that web site not to appear in my feed. I understand ads are a major way that revenue is created to keep these feeds going, but some go to far and I try to keep from giving them that income. I have been getting the email notifications and would go to the source to read the story. I decided to install and use the app - and that’s when I realized that the space given to advertising was almost 3 to 1 over actual news stories in the app. And I was forced to scroll through the ads to read part of a sentence, then scroll through another ad, to read another small sentence - all the way through the story. And trying to scroll on a phone without the app launching an ad is frustrating at best. I’ll stick to the email and read the stories from the source. The app is just to frustrating to use when you spend more time dancing around advertising than what the app purports to be.
  • Grammar Matters! Dec 5, 2021

    By Rx: Celebrate Life!!
    Where are the journalists—and more importantly, the editors—who went to English class? The NewsBreak articles are very reliable in terms of real-time happenings; however, some of the articles lack the grammatically-correct impact they should provide. A more broad use of descriptions (adjectives) would be welcomed, too! (Find an online thesaurus?) For example, how many times did we have to read ‘restaurant in Southern California’ in the story about the San Pedro Fish Market (I believe that’s the name of it…!) that seats over 3,000 people?! Yes, I was born, raised, & reside in Southern California, & I am encouraged to visit San Pedro to experience the food & views (from beautiful photos, not details in the article), but why don’t we learn a little about the city & (on the marina) location (in San Pedro, California, if that wasn’t too obvious—but there are ‘many other locations’ mentioned, as well), until the address is listed at the very end?! It also would have been nice to learn where ‘the other locations’ can be found. Overall, this Catholic School Girl truly appreciates the NewsBreaks. I just wanted to provide some constructive criticism. Thank you!
  • Decent Jan 27, 2021

    By Feliz HodgePodge
    I do like getting notifications throughout the day and that I can control how many notifications I get and when. I wish the comment sections weren’t so toxic, but free speech *is* good to have. It’d just be nice to see more respectful discord and less trolling happening, but alas. I thought there was a search function, but I can’t find it for the life of me. It’d also be nice to search for stories you are looking for especially when you open the app & it displays a story just to disappear a second later. That’s frustrating. It would be nice to see less depressing stories. I like keeping up with world, national, local and events, but don’t necessarily want to be inundated with depressing information all day long. I also like that it attempts to stay non-partisan. I prefer my news to be non-partisan so I can make my own decision, but also like seeing opinions from the left and right to better understand people’s positions. It is nice that there is a scale in your settings so the algorithms can try to give you want you want. All in all a good app.
  • It’s decent.. but there are some fatal flaws. Jan 1, 2022

    By Glkelly2003
    I downloaded this app to keep up to date with some things in Orlando while I’m here. Upon looking through various articles on the app, not only did I find that a lot of them were irrelevant to the news I actually needed, (news about crimes, laws, COVID-19 rules and so on), I noticed that the comments of most articles are just filled to the brim with spam, toxicity and hate speech toward one race. With especially a lot of hate toward black people. Every article I saw that included a black person or had nothing to do with black people always had a bunch of users in the comments going “stupid black people are the devil race” or “black people cannot be as smart as white people”. There have been other statements and even more horrible and derogatory ones the further you look into them. There are literal accounts on this platform dedicated just to hating on another race/ethnicity and it’s as if no one is watching over the community and moderating these comments/accounts. It really does not create a positive experience for anyone on the app and it sure doesn’t create one for anyone actually leaving useful comments under the articles. Like I said, this is a decent app for keeping up with local news in your area and has the potential to be on the level of an app like Citizen, but I would really like for there to be an option to report entire accounts rather than just block them. As of this review being posted, I have deleted the app.
  • Apr 12, 2022

    By Rexanna Haines
    Has some interesting articles but is put together off the wall. Some articles take forever to read by the time you skip from one place to another, keep having to press "next" after each paragraph and hope it doesn't "glitch" and send you back to the beginning of the article to start all over and that's if you are lucky enough to find that article again. Usually when it "glitches " I shut it off and go on to something else entirely.
  • Once Upon a time Jul 26, 2021

    By Fateoftheearth
    This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t! Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By BadMadd
    I liked the app at first, but its too buggy to even be properly enjoyed. All it takes is one little move and it leaves the article and the home screen reloads so you loose the article. And if you click in an article from the notifications it gives you a few seconds before it automatically goes to the homepage and does the same thing. Very irritating. That's the only real problem this app has, and if you can't read the news what good is it???
  • Feb 6, 2022

    By Tammy Musson
    Ya know...I don't mind so much that I get Newsbreak notifications all the time. But I DO have a problem when I'm trying to read an article and SOOO many ads pop up and/or present that I can Barely read TWO lines of the article at a time!!! I have a Real problem with that!!! I understand the concept of the ads..but this is just too much! Please fix this or I'll have to uninstall. I don't want to but I won't tolerate this. Surely there's another news app out there somewhere! PLEASE fix this!!!!!
  • 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.
  • Dec 11, 2021

    By Larry Roy
    Decent, Could Be Better. Local stories give a synopsis of news stories, but with no way to expand in order to read the full story. Also, some actions, such as subscribing to a particular site's newsletter, do not function properly when using the app. However, the app does load quickly and has a wide variety of stories from around the world. Fix the above issues and I'll be thrilled like MJ dancing with zombies...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Feb 25, 2022

    By Melissa Udulutch
    Article/topic selection for your feed is great. I've come across several articles that generally aren't widely publicized, and it's been nice to have a news source that isn't overly biased like everything else. Biggest downside (and an extreme annoyance) is you can't scroll through articles with your left hand. Because of the algorithms they used in programing, the system keeps thinking you're trying to back out of the article. It's incredibly frustrating and has made me want to delete the app.
  • 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.
  • Feb 23, 2022

    By Sarah RN
    I have had this app for a long time. I have recently noticed a significant decline. 5 stars....down to 2. The story either won't load at all, or mid way though reading the article starts flashing or words drag down the whole screen and your not able to finish. There are TONS of ads and notifications....I learned to deal with...but if I can't even read the news article.....whats the point.?
  • 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."
  • Jan 16, 2022

    By Quinton Guerrero
    I like this app for the most part but it seems like half of the articles I try to read get covered up my ads half way through. When I try to close the ads it either closes the ad and article I was reading or the ad pops up again a few seconds later making it impossible to finish what I started. If this continues I think I'm just going to delete this app.
  • Feb 12, 2022

    By Alicia Francks
    This app came with my phone, I liked the setup so I started using it. But now I can't even read an article because there are so many ads. I get 15 notifications a day for articles, and only get to read the first 2 or 3 lines and then I can't see any way to finish the article. Occasionally there is a "read full story" button, but usually not.
  • Dec 24, 2021

    By Max DeVos
    Really annoying. When you try to share an article, it keeps you in the NewsBreak ecosystem, and it's impossible to get the original article link from within the app. I understand that this is by design, but it sucks. No way to get notified only for truly critical news events, and *very* USA-centric. No news on foreign elections, wars, or events, despite specifically requesting those things.
  • Has potential, but hostile comment sections are causing me to delete the app. Oct 27, 2020

    By WanderingGrace14
    This app has potential. I like being able to quickly get news without going to Twitter or somewhere else. It’s a quick click. For the most part articles sent to notifications have been relevant (although the frequent click bait stimulus articles have been annoying). However, the comment sections are horrible. For some reason racist, anti-mask Trump supporters have flooded this app. They leave awful, aggressive comments and harass anyone who has a differing opinion. I have attempted to have civil conversations in the comment sections (and have seen others attempt to do the same) and we have only been met with aggressive hostility. These comment sections either need to be deleted or need to be heavily moderated. I haven’t seen an option to report comments either. So unfortunately, I will be deleting this app to protect my own mental health and caution others about downloading it. It’s draining. Keeping up with the news can be draining enough, but the hostility in the comments is disgusting. I will be checking out other news apps and am hoping to find one that hasn’t been overrun by hateful bigots.
  • May 18, 2022

    By Jere McAlister
    1. Date/time stamp is difficult to find, this info should always be first. Many times I have read something only to discover it was obsolete info. 2. Navigation is not intuitive. 3. After more than a year, I've finally had enough of the partisan political op-eds. Lots of other places to go to for that. The only reason I've kept this app this long is for local news, but it's really not much good for that anymore either. Good riddance.
  • good for news, bad for comments Jan 20, 2021

    By tatum.buckley
    i love the news break app and was introduced to it by a friend in march when covid was getting serious in the US, for more information. i love how you can have local news and national news alerts and covid stats in one place. however, there’s a few issues that need to be fixed. the comment sections on topics, specifically regarding trump and covid, there is insane radicalization and fake news being spread around in the comments and their replies. these comments spew hate and false information that is very dangerous. it is irresponsible for news break to not being filtering or disabling comments right now, especially since it is a literal news app. i have seen literal death threats to government officials, false information, and even more misinformation about the covid vaccine. it is so important that news break does something about this comment section because radicalization and misinformation about a vaccine that could save thousands of lives is very dangerous. i don’t want to go to check my news in the morning and see trump supporters spewing hate and threats and false information.
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    By Leslie
    My review just disappeared ?‍♀️ Articles are created by AI ..It’s manipulative with the purpose of CCP to alienated Americans ! Fake news & propaganda ! Friends send me articles they read from Newsbreak - they are created by AI ... with intentions of alienating millions of Americans
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    Auto installed on my phone from ad Jul 16, 2021

    By Charlie Dulaney
    Hate this app, they keep deleting my reviews from Google so I'm writing one here. Untrustworthy app, bad practices, awful proofreading. Use literally anything else is my advice.
  • Mar 3, 2022

    By Charles Marshall
    Revising down from 3 to 1 star. Local news is minimal and overwhelmed by news that is not local. 100, 200, 300 miles from a location is not local. Many "local" stories require a subscription. In totality the supposed mission of "local" news is a farce. The feature that showed user selected multiple locations at the top of the screen was eliminated in a recent update. I've used the "location not relevant" feedback process daily for months with no improvement. You've lost your mission & users.
  • Apr 3, 2022

    By Breanna Simons
    I finally am uninstalling this app. Can't tell you the amount of times I click on a notification, interested in the story just to be brought to the homepage with the story nowhere in site. Even when I click on stories directly from the homepage to read, I can get maybe a paragraph in before it forces me back to the homepage for no reason. I've had to click on the same article multiple times to get through it. It would be a fine app if it actually worked.
  • Apr 20, 2022

    By John Cooley
    I have used your app for some years now , and have enjoyed it , to the number of ads and the way they are interjected at every point of the story anymore , I can no longer take it . I really love the local stories but ,ad cont,ad,cont,ad,the whole page,wait ,cont,ad ad, an then another ad ! I understand ads for a free site ! No problem with that ! but now it takes so long to even get though half of a story . The ads take up somuch space of th article ,so with regret time to find another source .
  • Deletes anti racist comments and leaves racist comments up May 6, 2022

    By TT20002000
    I think it’s funny how I always consistently see extremely racist slurs and statements commented by many people, but any time I comment something in defense to these racist comments, my comments just disappear? Honestly, I leave nastier comments on different topics (people being sexist, etc) yet those aren’t deleted.. but every comment I have in defense to racism is always deleted? I’ve made sure to not include any sort of hateful vocabulary many times before, and they’re always deleted. So much is wrong with this. If you can delete my comments or prevent them from posting, you could easily do the same for these racist comments that I’m feeling the need to respond and defend in the first place. Don’t make me feel wrong for defending unnecessary hate. You’re wrong for supporting it. All those hateful comments and users all ignorantly comments the things they do because of apps like yours. Because you’ve made it obvious which side you’re on, and they love it. An app like yours shouldn’t have biases, but it’s obvious that you care more about supporting the hateful space you’ve created rather than making smarter business decisions. Just like I say to everyone I comment to, karma is real and whatever you think that makes you feel oh so untouchable is the exact reason you will receive the karma you deserve.
  • Apr 5, 2022

    By Summer Schmieder
    I used this app for about 2 months and I noticed a pattern. First, I don't understand why when I click on an article, I have to click "Continue Reading" after a single paragraph. Second, the amount of ads is quite obscene. Third, all of the articles and sources this app pulls from are incredibly one sided and biased. There needs to be more middle ground, especially when it comes to current events. We don't need opinions from reporters, we just need the facts. Disappointing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Feb 8, 2022

    By Brian Savoir
    I can understand why they have ads, but why are so many popping up on the screen. I can see on average of 3-4 ads on the screen while scrolling articles and the random pop-ups. This app used to be awesome, ads never used to be so bad, but now it's ridiculous as it makes reading articles on the screen a bit difficult because of the tiny viewing area outside of the ads.

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