Following confirmation during an interview with Marissa Mayer at the TechCrunch Disrupt event this week, a version of Yahoo’s popular News Digest app is now available to Android users. Yahoo made the announcement on its blog today where it also noted that new international and Canadian editions of the app have arrived.
Mayer noted in the interview this week that News Digest was one of the company’s mobile apps that its most proud of. The app, which offers users a daily dose of news in a concise format, has been experiencing impressive engagement among users on iOS since launching last year.
Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll get where in terms of the new editions in each country:
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- 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)
Yahoo points out that the Android version has been tweaked for an optimal experience: 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.
Yahoo News Digest is available for Android users through the Google Play store now.