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Google News organizes what’s happening in the world to help you learn more about the stories that matter to you.

With Google News, you’ll see:

Your briefing – It can be nearly impossible to keep up with every story you care about. With your briefing, easily stay in the know about what’s important and relevant to you. Your briefing updates throughout the day bringing you the top five stories you need to know, including local, national, and world content.

Full coverage – Understand the full context on any story with just a tap. Google News gives you everything online about a story and organizes it for you – highlighting different perspectives, a timeline of key events, FAQs, important people, and more.

Credible sources – Find quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you haven’t heard of before.

Stories, for you – Keep up with what’s happening on the topics you care about, whether that’s travel, politics, sports, tech, or fashion.

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Version History

Launched Dec 08, 2011 (over 8 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

Mar 27
2020
(Current)
Version 5.20.1

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 11
2020
Version 5.20

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Feb 06
2020
Version 5.19

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 09
2019
Version 5.18

· Increase the size of text in feeds using the iOS text size preference
· Send feedback, hide sources, and more using the article overflow menu
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 13
2019
Version 5.17

• Long tap to quickly preview articles and access your personalization settings without leaving your article feed (iOS 13 required)
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 15
2019
Version 5.16

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 19
2019
Version 5.15

· Support for dark mode on iOS 13
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 22
2019
Version 5.14.1

Want news in another language and from another country? Search for your preferred language and region with our searchable content picker in your settings.

Aug 07
2019
Version 5.14

Want news in another language and from another country? Search for your preferred language and region with our searchable content picker in your settings.

Jul 09
2019
Version 5.13.1

· Don't miss a moment of the Cricket World Cup 2019 with our custom tournament experience. Follow your favorite team and players with live scores, stats, schedules and breaking news updates
· See an issue with an article in your feed? Quickly report feedback with our new “report an issue” option in the For You section
· Bug fixes and improvements

Jul 08
2019
Version 5.13

· Don't miss a moment of the Cricket World Cup 2019 with our custom tournament experience. Follow your favorite team and players with live scores, stats, schedules and breaking news updates
· See an issue with an article in your feed? Quickly report feedback with our new “report an issue” option in the For You section
· Bug fixes and improvements

Jun 05
2019
Version 5.12.1

· Don't miss a moment of the Cricket World Cup 2019 with our custom tournament experience. Follow your favorite team and players with live scores, stats, schedules and breaking news updates
· More easily link existing subscriptions with a redesigned article meter
· Bug fixes and improvements

Jun 04
2019
Version 5.12

· Don't miss a moment of the Cricket World Cup 2019 with our custom tournament experience. Follow your favorite team and players with live scores, stats, schedules and breaking news updates
· More easily link existing subscriptions with a redesigned article meter
· Bug fixes and improvements

May 07
2019
Version 5.11

· Get ready for the Cricket World Cup and keep an eye out for our custom tournament experience where you can get the latest scores, schedules, stats and news
· It's easier to access privacy settings from the homescreen. Just tap your Google Account profile picture
· View and manage multiple locations for local news
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 03
2019
Version 5.10

· See previews of stories and topics when sharing
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 05
2019
Version 5.9

· Get standings and schedules for sports teams
· See sports scores in your For you feed
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Feb 21
2019
Version 5.8

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 10
2018
Version 5.7

· Experience a more comfortable nighttime reading experience with the new dark theme
· Get live scores, the latest game highlights, and upcoming schedules for sports teams
· Quickly view up-to-date news with a new briefing widget in the Today View
· Improved support for the new iPad Pro
· More easily link and manage subscribed content
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 05
2018
Version 5.6

· Improvements for signed-out users
· Improvements to loading time and battery usage for video previews
· Bug fixes

Oct 03
2018
Version 5.5

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 14
2018
Version 5.4

· Add Siri Shortcuts for your favorite news sources
· Use Siri Shortcuts to easily navigate to frequently-used destinations
· We now provide users more information before requesting location and notification permissions
· We’ve improved how links open in the app
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 31
2018
Version 5.3.1

· You can now use Google News without signing in
· We've made it easier to discover and follow news sources
· We've improved notifications settings
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 16
2018
Version 5.3

· You can now use Google News without signing in
· We've made it easier to discover and follow news sources
· We've improved notifications settings
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 11
2018
Version 5.2

· iPad layout improvements
· AMP article improvements
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 06
2018
Version 5.1

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 17
2018
Version 5.0.1

Google Play Newsstand is now Google News!

What’s new:
· Enjoy an entirely new, cleaner look, designed for a better reading experience
· Get up to speed with a smarter briefing that shows you the top five stories for you right now
· Explore all the coverage of a story in one place. See a timeline of events, FAQs, people and places involved, perspectives, analysis and more for every news story
· Subscribe to credible sources with a single click

May 15
2018
Version 5.0

Google Play Newsstand is now Google News!

What’s new:
· Enjoy an entirely new, cleaner look, designed for a better reading experience
· Get up to speed with a smarter briefing that shows you the top five stories for you right now
· Explore all the coverage of a story in one place. See a timeline of events, FAQs, people and places involved, perspectives, analysis and more for every news story
· Subscribe to credible sources with a single click

Oct 10
2017
Version 4.9

· You can now receive your personalized Newsstand daily briefing by email. Open Settings in the app to subscribe.
· The text size in articles can now be changed in the app.

We are always working to make the app faster and more stable. If you are enjoying the app, please consider leaving a review or rating!

Sep 01
2017
Version 4.8

· Rich notifications with images that are more useful and beautiful
· Improved Help experience
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 28
2017
Version 4.7

· New widget lets you see the top news of the day without unlocking your screen
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 05
2017
Version 4.6

· Suggestion cards that make it easier to discover new topics
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 01
2017
Version 4.5

· Even faster browsing between articles
· Easily organize your library with drag-and-drop gestures
· Suggestions for related content when you finish reading an article
· Support for Mobile Device Management
· Support for animated GIFs in carousels
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 27
2017
Version 4.4

• Support for push notifications
• Improved article layouts with new animations and effects
• Pinned videos so you can scroll through articles while you watch
• Shortcut that lets you easily return to the last article you were reading
• Magazines can be sorted by title or by most recent edition
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 28
2017
Version 4.3

• Improved article display, including slideshows
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 01
2017
Version 4.2

• Improved article display
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jan 27
2017
Version 4.1

• Support for autoplaying videos and inline YouTube videos
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 22
2016
Version 4.0.1

• Catch up with the latest news in less than one minute with a personalized news briefing
• Enjoy a stream tailored to your interests, powered by Google’s recommendation engine
• Control which sources and topics appear in your feed by giving feedback
• Enjoy high resolution images, large article cards and a new interface that bring your feed to life
• Quickly navigate the app with four simple tabs at the bottom of your screen

Nov 16
2016
Version 4.0

• Catch up with the latest news in less than one minute with a personalized news briefing
• Enjoy a stream tailored to your interests, powered by Google’s recommendation engine
• Control which sources and topics appear in your feed by giving feedback
• Enjoy high resolution images, large article cards and a new interface that bring your feed to life
• Quickly navigate the app with four simple tabs at the bottom of your screen

Jun 02
2016
Version 3.6.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 11
2016
Version 3.6

• Content and navigation improvements for languages that read right to left.
• Improved support for displaying Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
• Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 29
2016
Version 3.5

• Sports Scores: Get scores and articles about your favorite NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB teams (more sports and leagues to come). Search and subscribe to your favorite team to get started.
• Improved layout of Highlights.
• Support for displaying Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 23
2015
Version 3.4

• Notifications: Added support for relevant news-related notifications.
• 3D Touch support: On the iPhone 6s, press on a card to peek at an article and swipe up to bookmark or share it. Press on the Newsstand app icon to jump directly to Highlights, My Library or Bookmarks.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Sep 16
2015
Version 3.3

• Support for iPad multitasking on iOS 9
• Performance improvements and bug fixes
• Google Play Newsstand now requires iOS 8 or later

Jul 14
2015
Version 3.2

Magazine support!
• Read magazines you’ve purchased (note: interactive magazines are not supported)
• Read articles in a mobile optimized format
• See articles from recent issues in Highlights

Improvements to Highlights
• Highlights includes even more articles from sources and topics you subscribe to
• Stay up to date with the new “Top News” cluster in Highlights
• Find related news at the end of an article

Performance improvements and bug fixes

Jan 27
2015
Version 3.1

• Handoff support lets you resume reading on your Mac or other iOS device (requires OS X Yosemite and iOS 8)
• Bookmarked articles are now available offline
• Articles now use the text size selected in Settings
• International topics and sources are available in Explore
• Support for 16 additional languages
• Fix for an issue with screen rotation on iOS 8.1
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 20
2014
Version 3.0.1

• Optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
• Improved download progress interface for offline content
• Bug fixes

Sep 23
2014
Version 3.0.0

Currents is now Google Play Newsstand!

What’s new
• New navigation helping you easily access the articles and editions you love including:
- Read Now - Easily access articles you subscribe to and discover new articles and editions all in one place
- Topics - Subscribe and get news from topics you are most interested in
- My Library - All of your subscriptions will be found here
• A brand new design giving you a streamlined news reading experience

Jun 25
2013
Version 2.1

iOS 8 Users: We are aware of the iOS 8 stability issues and will be providing an update shortly.

Feb 22
2013
Version 2.0.1

• Bug Fixes.
• Background audio will no longer pause when opening Currents.

Jan 24
2013
Version 2.0

• Edition sidebar - quickly access your editions within categories such as business, sports, etc.
• Fast scan - Vertical swipe to scan an edition, horizontal swipe advances to next edition
• Breaking stories - ranked by Google News. Links to full length content.
• Saved stories - star for future reference
• New catalog design

Jul 03
2012
Version 1.1.2

• Bug fixes.

May 03
2012
Version 1.1.1

• iPad Retina display support.
• Bug fixes.

Plus all the great features from 1.1:
• Instant sync while online - No need to press a sync button for updates. Just open an edition and latest content is automatically available.
• New offline reading options - Choose your favorite editions to have images available offline.

• International support - Google Currents is now available worldwide, translated into 44 languages.
• Google Translate - Translate complete editions from the "goto" menu to your preferred language.
• International trending - Local trending stories provided for US, FR, UK, DE, IT, ES, JP, AU.

• Google+ sharing - Share to select Google+ circles.
• Customize sharing options - Choose which sharing services to present in your share menu.
• Read it Later support - added Read it Later as an additional sharing option.

Apr 11
2012
Version 1.1

• Instant sync while online - No need to press a sync button for updates. Just open an edition and latest content is automatically available. 
• New offline reading options - Choose your favorite editions to have images available offline.
 
• International support - Google Currents is now available worldwide, translated into 44 languages.
• Google Translate - Translate complete editions from the "goto" menu to your preferred language.
• International trending - Local trending stories provided for US, FR, UK, DE, IT, ES, JP, AU.

• Google+ sharing - Share to select Google+ circles.
• Customize sharing options - Choose which sharing services to present in your share menu.
• Read it Later support - added Read it Later as an additional sharing option.

Dec 20
2011
Version 1.0.1

- Stability improvements.
- Fixed intermittent library issues.
- Smoother scrolling on older versions of iOS 4.
- Tweaked browser button cosmetics.

Dec 08
2011
Version 1.0.0.938

Bug fixes.

Sep 03
2011
Version 1.0.0.495

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Launched May 15, 2014 (almost 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Apr 06
2020
(Current)
Version 5.20.0.20022010

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 23
2020
Version 5.19.0.20011711

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Feb 24
2020
Version 5.18.0.19111509

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 12
2019
Version 5.17.0.19101832

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 17
2019
Version 5.16.0.19092025

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 21
2019
Version 5.15.0.19081631

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 24
2019
Version 5.14.0.19073317

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 13
2019
Version 5.13.0.19073200

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 21
2019
Version 5.13.0.19061432

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 15
2019
Version 5.12.0.19051736

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 13
2019
Version 5.11.0.19041218

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 02
2019
Version 5.10.0.19031821

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 04
2019
Version 5.9.0.19021516

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 07
2019
Version 5.8.0

· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 07
2018
Version 5.2.0

· Highlighting great articles handpicked by our partners in Editor's Picks
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 12
2018
Version 5.1.0

· Fun way of tracking World Cup highlights and results
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 06
2018
Version 5.0.0

Google Play Newsstand is now Google News!

What’s new:
* Enjoy an entirely new, cleaner look, designed for a better reading experience
* Get up to speed with a smarter briefing that shows you the top five stories for you right now
* Explore all the coverage of a story in one place. See a timeline of events, FAQs, people and places involved, perspectives, analysis and more for every news story
* Subscribe to credible sources with a single click

May 13
2018
Version Varies with device

· Richer magazine article layouts
· Articles can include additional context from Wikipedia
· Movie topics include trailers
· Support for Android O
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 11
2017
Version v.2017.12.12

· Richer magazine article layouts
· Articles can include additional context from Wikipedia
· Movie topics include trailers
· Support for Android O
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 03
2017
Version v.2017.12.04

· Richer magazine article layouts
· Articles can include additional context from Wikipedia
· Movie topics include trailers
· Support for Android O
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 17
2017
Version v.2017.09.18

· Richer magazine article layouts
· Articles can include additional context from Wikipedia
· Movie topics include trailers
· Support for Android O
· Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 14
2017
Version v.2017.09.15

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 10
2017
Version v.2017.09.11

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 08
2017
Version v.2017.09.08

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 01
2017
Version v.2017.09.01

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 27
2017
Version v.2017.08.28

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 22
2017
Version v.2017.08.23

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 12
2017
Version v.2017.06.13

- Easier exploration of top magazines
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 08
2017
Version v.2017.06.08

- Even faster browsing between articles
- Pinch to zoom into images
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 05
2017
Version v.2017.06.05

- Even faster browsing between articles
- Pinch to zoom into images
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 24
2017
Version v.2017.05.24

- Even faster browsing between articles
- Pinch to zoom into images
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 22
2017
Version v.2017.05.22

- Even faster browsing between articles
- Pinch to zoom into images
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 01
2017
Version v.2017.05.01

- Even faster browsing between articles
- Pinch to zoom into images
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 27
2017
Version v.2017.04.27

- Ability to easily backup settings and data, and transfer them to another Android device
- Improved support of video ads
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 24
2017
Version v.2017.04.24

- Ability to easily backup settings and data, and transfer them to another Android device
- Improved support of video ads
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 17
2017
Version v.2017.04.17

- Ability to easily backup settings and data, and transfer them to another Android device
- Improved support of video ads
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 12
2017
Version v.2017.04.12

- Ability to easily backup settings and data, and transfer them to another Android device
- Improved support of video ads
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 06
2017
Version v.2017.04.06

- Support for App Launcher Shortcuts, enabling quicker access to key tabs in the app
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 03
2017
Version v.2017.04.03

- Support for App Launcher Shortcuts, enabling quicker access to key tabs in the app
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 08
2017
Version v.2017.03.08

- Support for App Launcher Shortcuts, enabling quicker access to key tabs in the app
- Bug fixes and
performance improvements

Feb 22
2017
Version v.2017.02.22

– Improved support for slide shows in articles
– Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jan 31
2017
Version v.2017.01.31

– Improved support for slide shows in articles
– Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jan 20
2017
Version v.2017.01.20

- Catch up with the latest news in less than one minute with a personalized news briefing
- Enjoy a stream
tailored to your interests, powered by Google’s recommendation engine
- Control which sources and topics appear in
your feed by giving feedback
- Enjoy auto-playing videos and high resolution images that bring your feed to life
- Quickly navigate the app with four simple tabs at the bottom of your screen
- Enable data-saver mode for
efficient use of bandwidth

Jan 18
2017
Version v.2017.01.18

- Catch up with the latest news in less than one minute with a personalized news briefing
- Enjoy a stream
tailored to your interests, powered by Google’s recommendation engine
- Control which sources and topics appear in
your feed by giving feedback
- Enjoy auto-playing videos and high resolution images that bring your feed to life
- Quickly navigate the app with four simple tabs at the bottom of your screen
- Enable data-saver mode for
efficient use of bandwidth

Nov 21
2016
Version v.2016.11.21

- Catch up with the latest news in less than one minute with a personalized news briefing
- Enjoy a stream
tailored to your interests, powered by Google’s recommendation engine
- Control which sources and topics appear in
your feed by giving feedback
- Enjoy auto-playing videos and high resolution images that bring your feed to life
- Quickly navigate the app with four simple tabs at the bottom of your screen
- Enable data-saver mode for
efficient use of bandwidth

Nov 10
2016
Version v.2016.11.10

- Support for Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Punjabi, Urdu, and Nepali.
-
Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 14
2016
Version v.2016.09.14

- Support for Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Punjabi, Urdu, and Nepali.
-
Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 13
2016
Version v.2016.09.13

- Improved app loading experience
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 02
2016
Version v.2016.09.02

- Improved app loading experience
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 29
2016
Version v.2016.08.29

- Improved app loading experience
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 26
2016
Version v.2016.08.26

- Improved app loading experience
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 22
2016
Version v.2016.08.22

- Improved app loading experience
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 25
2016
Version v.2016.04.13

- Improved app loading experience
- Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 11
2014
Version v.3.2.0

Apr 10
2014
Version v.2014.04.10

Feb 07
2014
Version v.3.1.0

Dec 12
2013
Version v.3.0.1

Nov 20
2013
Version v.3.0.0

May 23
2013
Version v.2.0.0

Apr 18
2013
Version v.1.3.0

Jan 29
2013
Version v.1.2.1

Dec 13
2012
Version v.1.2.0

Nov 14
2012
Version v.1.1.2

Oct 10
2012
Version v.1.1.0

Aug 23
2012
Version v.1.0.2

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