Yahoo has launched its Yahoo News Digest app for Android users, alongside the release of two new editions of the app for Canadian and International users. These two editions join the existing US and UK versions of the app, which are also available on iOS. Across all editions, the app offers summarized news stories in a digest form so users can quickly stay on top of the day’s top stories.
The app updates with new stories at 8AM and 6PM local time, and includes stories chosen by both human news curators and machine algorithms. The result is a list of articles, maps, Wikipedia entires, videos and photos that present the day’s top stories with visual accompaniments.
The Android version of Yahoo News Digest supports a homescreen widget that displays the most recent unread digest for easy viewing. The widget offers a countdown until the next digest is ready, which syncs in real time to the app’s countdown to stay up-to-date.
In the United States and United Kingdom, users can access their local news stories, as well as access the International edition of the app for a look at global news. In Canada, users can view content that’s locally relevant to them, as well as the International content. For the rest of the world, the International edition offers world news content in English.
Yahoo received an ‘overwhelming response’ after the app’s initial launch on iOS in January, with 40 percent of users coming back to the app on a daily basis.