Here’s how to navigate the app and get the latest news from your favourite sources
News from your subscribed sources appear here, with a short excerpt, a logo that indicates the source, and an indication of how long ago the item was published, and sometimes a thumbnail image, too. You can simply tap an item to open it, or (on iPhone 6s or 6s Plus) apply light pressure on an entry to take a closer peek at its contents, then press harder if you want to read the whole item. Alternatively, you can swipe upwards from the preview to mark the item as something you like, to save it to your reading list, or to share the item with other people by private message or on a social network. These same actions are available from icons in the bottom toolbar once you’ve popped open a story.
Select stories from your favourite sources are displayed here in list form, sometimes with a preview image. Sometimes the app will mix in categories that might be of interest, so that you don’t only discover them by manually (see point 4).
Any sources you subscribe to during the initial set-up process, or later under Explore (see point 4) are listed here. Tap one to browse its full range of updates.
After the initial set-up process, tap here to find more news sources. The advantage of this page is that you can browse by topic, including technology, sport and health, so you can quickly add specific interests to your growing list of favourites.
Just like searching the iTunes Store for music and films, you can enter search terms, from very broad ones, such as TV, to very specific interests, such as Star Wars.
You can bookmark individual stories so that they are easy to find even as time passes. Saved stories are shown in a list just like the For You page, and you can share them in a private message or on social media from here, too.