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NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts

NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts

Particle Media Inc.

Reconnect with your neighborhood with local news near you!

4.5 Ratings 969K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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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 2021

    Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2021

    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

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oct 6, 2021

    By Greg Bell
    Decent app. The most annoying part is opening articles shared via text. Even if you have the latest app version open before you tap the link in the text message, you STILL get directed to the web browser version (which doesn't let you read the article at all), which has a button to open the article in the app. On top of that, the button doesn't even bring up the already-opened app. It opens the damn Play Store, where you have to tap the Open button anyway. So goddamned annoying.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oct 6, 2021

    By Greg Bell
    Decent app. The most annoying part is opening articles shared via text. Even if you have the latest app version open before you tap the link in the text message, you STILL get directed to the web browser version (which doesn't let you read the article at all), which has a button to open the article in the app. On top of that, the button doesn't even bring up the already-opened app. It opens the damn Play Store, where you have to tap the Open button anyway. So goddamned annoying.
  • 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.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Lee Sartain
    Have to go to too many screens, jump around too much! Also, a year later, too many interruptions, and if I do click on something, it takes forever to open it. I don't think I've waited so long as to get one open. Just an annoyance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sep 28, 2021

    By David
    I love it but it's not perfect. It used to send me multiple notifications a day, Somedays it won't at all... and after leaving an Article & going back to the newsfeed It refreshes while I'm in the Middle of reading titles to the next interesting article-- they all DISSAPPEAR because the page refreshes... ALSO, this app doesn't seem to recognize LIGHT/ DARK MODE 😕
  • img Community

    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.
  • Oct 16, 2021

    By Joshua Beyea
    The app is so damned "glitchy" that I can't read more than an article, or two, before being blinded by a glaring all-white screen and the NewsBreak logo in the top-left corner of the screen (and I keep my settings set to "dark mode." After restarting the app, finding an article again, and navigating to where I'd left off; it just happens all over again. If you ever correct the issues, I'll gladly reinstall this app; but until then, it remains a sore disappointment.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By Deb
    Latest update won't let you read the article. Before you could click on the article and it would display, if slow you could pick reader view. Now when you click on the article it goes to a white screen with newsbreak in the middle and nothing happens. Can I go back to the old version?
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By Diane Allen
    This app scares me to death. I like the idea, but I can't bring myself to download it again. I downloaded it once, and it was loaded with malware. It ruined my phone. I had to reset the phone to factory settings and lose everything. Fortunately I was able to move some of the lost data from my tablet back to my phone. It was a nightmare.
  • 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.
  • Sep 29, 2021

    By Brian Savoir
    Since my original comment was deleted. This app has a constant issue with loading. I have a very fast connection 100-300 mbps, and this app for some reason consistently says "Loading, Slow Connection". This app is the only one that seems to have this "loading" issue and has been going on for a while now. Those ads though seem to always load with no issues.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Me Adams
    The app is ok but I get WAAAYYYY too many news article notifications...at least 6 per hour! Even when I modified my new interests in the app, it did not cut down on the amount of news articles I received...just irritating. And the comment sections on the news articles are just too hateful and confrontational...really needs moderation.
  • 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.
  • Sep 26, 2021

    By Terry Gore
    The stupid 'You May Also Like' link is totally annoying and it takes up valuable space on my screen. I maybe removing this app real soon. App developers should be making apps more appealing, not more annoying, to their users. Thumbs Down! Oh, and did I mention the constant crashes when you're reading an article. Crash,crash,crash this app is going in the trash.
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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 2021

    Free vs Paid Daily News Apps of 2021

    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

    Reviewed by Laura S on January 11, 2018

  • 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.
  • Local News Sep 5, 2020

    By dzwsag
    I love reading local news when I am not at work. Bigger papers do not cover important news in my community and I need to be informed to feel comfortable living in Islip. I grew up in Islip at the time when the only local news was the Islip Bulletin which we had a subscription for at home. With the internet and great reporting, your “newspaper” has improved my quality of life because I feel less isolated from my community. This is very important during the COVID outbreak and for the aging population of Long Island who may not get out of the house as often as they did when younger. I hope that you continue to inform people of news, jobs, and events. I also want to congratulate you on a job well done and give you my best wishes for the future! Thank you all for your excellent work which is greatly appreciated!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Oct 6, 2021

    By Greg Bell
    Decent app. The most annoying part is opening articles shared via text. Even if you have the latest app version open before you tap the link in the text message, you STILL get directed to the web browser version (which doesn't let you read the article at all), which has a button to open the article in the app. On top of that, the button doesn't even bring up the already-opened app. It opens the damn Play Store, where you have to tap the Open button anyway. So goddamned annoying.
  • 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.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Lee Sartain
    Have to go to too many screens, jump around too much! Also, a year later, too many interruptions, and if I do click on something, it takes forever to open it. I don't think I've waited so long as to get one open. Just an annoyance.
  • 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.
  • Sep 28, 2021

    By David
    I love it but it's not perfect. It used to send me multiple notifications a day, Somedays it won't at all... and after leaving an Article & going back to the newsfeed It refreshes while I'm in the Middle of reading titles to the next interesting article-- they all DISSAPPEAR because the page refreshes... ALSO, this app doesn't seem to recognize LIGHT/ DARK MODE 😕
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Linda Spiridonoff
    Loved it until it started crashing constantly and when I'm reading an article it keeps jumping up and down on my screen. It's hard to follow when you have to keep finding where you were at before the screen jumped again.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By Logan M
    Excellent source of news in my opinion.the only issue I have is the ever growing supply of clickbait videos. I'm sorry I have no interest in making Mickey mouse waffles or viewing a tutorial on installing a cat door.possibly a channel dedicated to clickbait that can be avoided or a filter would be nice
  • News for the Woke and Vacuous Aug 30, 2021

    By boi sup
    This app will alert you to breaking local news sometimes, which is useful. Precisely because that news is breaking, this feed cannot, of course, be fairly faulted for its lack of detailed coverage in those situations. What I find downright annoying, though, is the so-called "progressive" spin of so much of the news coverage, much along the same nauseating lines as Yahoo! News and MSNBC. A secondary drawback is its over-emphasis, IMHO, on some of the basest elements of mass culture. If you prefer your daily dose of saccharine blue pill mental analgesic, then perhaps this is the echo chamber for you. You'll also be among the first to learn when soap opera stars marry or when sports stars re-sign with their teams. But if your sense of personal integrity and commitment to the truth have led you to choose the red pill, instead, despite its bitterness, then you'll look elsewhere for your information, though perhaps holding on to this site, too, for an occasional taste of the swill others are swallowing.
  • 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.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Me Adams
    The app is ok but I get WAAAYYYY too many news article notifications...at least 6 per hour! Even when I modified my new interests in the app, it did not cut down on the amount of news articles I received...just irritating. And the comment sections on the news articles are just too hateful and confrontational...really needs moderation.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Sep 26, 2021

    By Jade Meow
    Why does the app just go blank in the middle of an article I'm reading? What the hell is that? A refresh? Shouldn't that be MY choice, not the apps? It's very annoying, especially if I'm reading something good. Half the 'news' you send out is biased anyway.
  • 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.
  • Repetitive posts Jul 16, 2020

    By Drew Mclean
    I like this app for the fact that I can can pretty current local news. The biggest down side is that there is a repetitive almost and onslaught to just make a news break about the stimulus check. The post are over and over saying when you will get your stimulus or how much you will receive them but when you pay attention there really is no update at all. It seems like it is just making people who have the app anxious or aggravated that we don’t have the stimulus check yet. If there is not a real actual and factual update then don’t post a news break stating the same speculation reworded. Your only making your users more and more impatient for the stimulus. I never see a repetitive post about anything else. I hope this is not politically motivated because this is not news if there is no actual updated news to report on the same subject. I don't want to delete this app because it is good for local news like is previously stated but I will if I keep getting flooded with the same non-news post about the stimulus.
  • Great when it works Nov 26, 2020

    By James880893
    I love the fact that I can see all the news stories in one place instead of trying to look all over the web for them. However, I also deleted this app due to the many glitches I have encountered which cause frustration when there’s a story your really interested in reading. I’ll receive a notification for a news story, and after clicking it, the app will open up. Then 9 times out of 10 I’ll click to open the story and nothing will happen. I have to close the app and then reopen it, then try and search through the articles to find the one I received a notification for. Since I tapped the notification, I’m not able to tap it again. I usually just give up and go search google. The same thing tends to happen with the stories I might be interested in that show when scrolling to the bottom. The first link might work, but the rest won’t work at all. Of course when I go online to use the news-break website, I always end up getting redirected to open the app for the article.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By billyboy boyboy
    Not bad...but I absolutely HATE that it always shows you just a quick flash of news articles when it opens that then dissappear forever!! Why not just leave the articles on screen? Why show them at all (for 1 sec)?
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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.
  • Oct 16, 2021

    By Joshua Beyea
    The app is so damned "glitchy" that I can't read more than an article, or two, before being blinded by a glaring all-white screen and the NewsBreak logo in the top-left corner of the screen (and I keep my settings set to "dark mode." After restarting the app, finding an article again, and navigating to where I'd left off; it just happens all over again. If you ever correct the issues, I'll gladly reinstall this app; but until then, it remains a sore disappointment.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By Deb
    Latest update won't let you read the article. Before you could click on the article and it would display, if slow you could pick reader view. Now when you click on the article it goes to a white screen with newsbreak in the middle and nothing happens. Can I go back to the old version?
  • Oct 18, 2021

    By Diane Allen
    This app scares me to death. I like the idea, but I can't bring myself to download it again. I downloaded it once, and it was loaded with malware. It ruined my phone. I had to reset the phone to factory settings and lose everything. Fortunately I was able to move some of the lost data from my tablet back to my phone. It was a nightmare.
  • Sep 29, 2021

    By Brian Savoir
    Since my original comment was deleted. This app has a constant issue with loading. I have a very fast connection 100-300 mbps, and this app for some reason consistently says "Loading, Slow Connection". This app is the only one that seems to have this "loading" issue and has been going on for a while now. Those ads though seem to always load with no issues.
  • 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.
  • Sep 26, 2021

    By Terry Gore
    The stupid 'You May Also Like' link is totally annoying and it takes up valuable space on my screen. I maybe removing this app real soon. App developers should be making apps more appealing, not more annoying, to their users. Thumbs Down! Oh, and did I mention the constant crashes when you're reading an article. Crash,crash,crash this app is going in the trash.
  • 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.
  • Oct 5, 2021

    By Consumer Advocate
    I am uniquely disappointed in this app. Sight impaired individuals are prevented from zooming in on pictures contained in articles. Thinking about the disabled community is something that is falling by the wayside along with elders being pushed into the dark shadows in America. We are the only country who does this! This app proves it is not progressive enough. COMMENTS SECTION IS DIVISIVE, RACIST, VIOLENT & HATEFUL.

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