Latest Newser Updates

We're constantly working on new features and other improvements. Here's a summary of recent changes.


August 19, 2020
New App for Android and Windows
Android and Windows users—a new version of our app is now available! We’ve transitioned to a Progressive Web App. We’ll spare you the tech explainer, but the good news is that PWAs are easier to maintain, meaning we’ll be able to roll out more new features more regularly. Android users will notice some additions, like to ability to read comments/comment and an in-app badge (next to the Newser logo in the header) that tells you how many new stories have been posted since you last visited the app.

And it’s even easier to download: You can do so through the Google Play Store or open the Newser website in Chrome or the new Edge—if you do, you’ll be automatically prompted to install the app. Just click on the banner and it will be added to your home screen. Because it’s a new type of app, it doesn’t update the old version but is added as a brand new app, so be sure to delete your old one.

August 19, 2020
New Story Badge
Never miss a Newser story thanks to the addition of a red badge in the header of our page (on both the website and our apps). The count tells you the number of new stories that have been published since you were on the home page or screen. Just tap it or the Newser logo to see the latest stories.

July 3, 2020
Swipe Setting
If you are viewing Newser on a touch-enabled device, by default you can swipe left on the story page to navigate to the next story. You can also swipe to the right to go back to the previous page. If you were prefer to turn this setting off, you can now do so on the settings page.

May 13, 2020
Text a Story and Copy Link
Readers who visit our website on their mobile device now have a couple of new sharing options: an option to send a story via text, and another than will let you copy the URL to your clipboard and then paste anywhere. Go forth and share!

March 12, 2020
Breaking News Banner
We’ve made it easier for our readers to be alerted to breaking news as it happens. Breaking news stories are now featured in a banner at the top of the page for a 30-minute period. Tap it to go directly to the story.

March 10, 2020
Large Font Size Setting
Want to make the font in our stories a little bigger so they are easier to read? This feature will slightly increase the font size in our stories (large font) as compared to the default (regular font) experience. Here's the link to the settings page so you can try it.

March 10, 2020
Dark Mode Setting
Do you prefer Newser with a dark background and light text? This feature will change our pages so they have a dark background with light text (dark mode) as opposed to the default experience (light mode) where the background is light and the text is dark. Here's the link to the settings page so you can try it.

March 10, 2020
Infinitely Scrolling Grid (Desktop)
We modified our desktop home page to infinitely scroll without having to click on the "More" button. As you scroll down the page, it will automatically detect when you are near the bottom of what's currently shown in your browser and retrieve more stories for you to view. You can never get enough of Newser!

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