Microsoft’s efforts to update and modernize their Android apps continues with a new update to what was known as MSN News. The revamped app is now under the name Microsoft News and it has a load of changes. Well really, it is pretty much a new app.
Starting with the new first run experience to help you personalize the news and information you get and when you sign in with your Microsoft account, your interests will follow you device-to-device. You also have a new dark theme and a revamped look and feel overall.
Microsoft has also added new widgets that you can add to your Home screen and you have breaking news update notifications and if you give the app location permissions, you’ll get local news for many major cities.
The app changes are certainly welcome as the old MSN News hadn’t really had any updates of significance over the past few years.
The new Microsoft News app is a free download in the Play Store