Yahoo News Digest – Now on Android , makes the iOS app available worldwide
When we launched the Yahoo News Digest in January for iPhone users in the United States and United Kingdom, our goal was to ensure that our audience is “in the know” of the top news and information in the shortest amount of time, all while giving them a sense of completion. We received an overwhelming response, with 40% of those who downloaded the app coming back to it on a daily basis. Encouraged by the response, we are now bringing the experience to more people around the world.
Starting today, Yahoo News Digest is now available for both iOS and Android users globally. We’ve added two new editions (beyond the existing US & UK editions): a Canadian and an International edition. Here’s what’s new:
- In the United States and United Kingdom, Yahoo News Digest is now available on Android, and has added an International edition for those who are interested in global news
- In Canada, Yahoo News Digest is now available on iOS and Android. Our users in Canada can select their edition to see the most locally relevant stories or access the International news edition
- In the rest of the world, Yahoo News Digest is now available on Android and iOS through our International edition (in English)
The Android version of the Yahoo News Digest was built specifically with a new homescreen widget that will display the most recent unread digest for easy viewing. Unlike other homescreen widgets, the Yahoo News Digest widget keeps track of the digests you’ve read and offers the same count down as in the app until your next digest is ready.