NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts Reviews

NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts Reviews

Published by on 2023-12-27

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About NewsBreak

What is NewsBreak? NewsBreak is a local news app that provides daily news and events to users' phones. It aims to bring neighborhoods together around the unique stories they share in common. The app offers a highly personalized feed, relevant to users' likes and dislikes, and covers a wide range of topics, including local news, traffic, events, weather, sports news, business news, tech news, and more. NewsBreak also allows users to follow or block trending topics and express their emotions and opinions.



- Curated daily briefing on local news, traffic, events, local weather, and more

- Live stream news on local channels

- Local weather reports and traffic updates

- Breaking news coverage, both small news and national news

- Daily news highlights delivered straight to users' devices

- Browse national news headlines and read comprehensive, in-depth stories

- Discovery engine to discover stories from over 10,000 trusted sources

- Personalized news feed based on users' likes and dislikes

- Coverage on the news that matters most to users, including sports news, business news, tech news, and more

- News aggregator that collects and delivers the news that matters to users

- News alerts customized to users' tastes

- Local eats, small news updates, deals, shop openings, and more

- Personal and vivid stories from local news writers and content creators

- Support for small publishers to revive the local news ecosystem

- Increase local story volume and geographic coverage to stimulate local storytelling and community power

- Option to follow or block trending topics

- Free ground that welcomes users to express emotions and opinions.

Overall User Satisfaction Rating

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Key Benefits of NewsBreak

- Personalized news feed based on interests

- Numerous good-quality sources

- Full coverage of local news

- Not swamped with push notifications

33 NewsBreak Reviews

4.8 out of 5


It’s decent.. but there are some fatal flaws.

I downloaded NewsBreak to keep up to date with some things in Orlando while I’m here. Upon looking through various articles on NewsBreak , not only did I find that a lot of them were irrelevant to the news I actually needed, (news about crimes, laws, COVID-19 rules and so on), I noticed that the comments of most articles are just filled to the brim with spam, toxicity and hate speech toward one race. With especially a lot of hate toward black people. Every article I saw that included a black person or had nothing to do with black people always had a bunch of users in the comments going “stupid black people are the devil race” or “black people cannot be as smart as white people”. There have been other statements and even more horrible and derogatory ones the further you look into them. There are literal accounts on this platform dedicated just to hating on another race/ethnicity and it’s as if no one is watching over the community and moderating these comments/accounts. It really does not create a positive experience for anyone on NewsBreak and it sure doesn’t create one for anyone actually leaving useful comments under the articles. Like I said, this is a decent app for keeping up with local news in your area and has the potential to be on the level of an app like Citizen, but I would really like for there to be an option to report entire accounts rather than just block them. As of this review being posted, I have deleted NewsBreak .


App for local and breaking news’ lovers

In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through this app. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love NewsBreak and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world.
I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, this app is my favorite news app among several for now!


One spot for news - with a caveat

Update: I’m my review below, what I was seeing was a web site I was directed to with more ads than news. I had erroneously thought that this app was responsible for the plethora of ads. However, this particular web site appeared more than once in my feed, and I was getting frustrated. With that being said, and understanding what’s going on, I do wish there was a way I could target that web site not to appear in my feed. I understand ads are a major way that revenue is created to keep these feeds going, but some go to far and I try to keep from giving them that income.

I have been getting the email notifications and would go to the source to read the story. I decided to install and use NewsBreak - and that’s when I realized that the space given to advertising was almost 3 to 1 over actual news stories in NewsBreak . And I was forced to scroll through the ads to read part of a sentence, then scroll through another ad, to read another small sentence - all the way through the story. And trying to scroll on a phone without NewsBreak launching an ad is frustrating at best. I’ll stick to the email and read the stories from the source. NewsBreak is just to frustrating to use when you spend more time dancing around advertising than what NewsBreak purports to be.


Once Upon a time

This was a go to app to find out about local information and what was going on around the world. I mean really that’s what we’re all looking for is the truth something we can trust. At one time you could believe in what you read on here but because money became more important then the truth! Did you know in all of history no one has ever told a lie, that’s right everyone has always told the truth. And that’s what they base their reporting on now because everything they say is true until someone comes forward and proves that it was a lie. And by then their lie is out the damage is done and nobody cares anymore! If you want the media to report something for you and have enough money. You can contact one of their corporate offices and tell them you to pay them to run something as Brecking News on the evening news that Japan just attacked Pearl Harbor! It doesn’t matter that it happened years ago. The people will believe the president will be on the phone calling Pearl Harbor, it doesn’t matter it’s a lie you’ll believe until someone proves it’s a lie! Believe what you will do your on research if you read something like the president supports start looking back at his past and you will find where he didn’t!
Maybe someday they will believe again that truth is better than Fiction!


The Best App Right Now

Everything about NewsBreak has been what I should have expected expect only one tiny thing. I’ve been using this application lately because of Coronavirus news, and to be honest, I don’t complain, but as I just noted earlier, if you guys can just add this one feature, it will be helpful for not only me, but maybe for many others out there. I think you should add a search field especially for countries and/or cities, so people can search for specific locations/country to get the news they want to know first. Many among us are separated from our families. Therefore, for those who are concerned, their first intentions when they open your application, they intend to look for news about the countries where they came from for their loved ones if covid-19 has worsened or not. This is before anything else. But again, I love you your application and I use on daily basis.


Overwhelmingly Negative

I downloaded NewsBreak almost a year ago. I’ve loved it because it does provide notifications on what’s happening in my local area. However lately with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s all NewsBreak has become about. It’s great for staying up to date on what’s happening with the corona virus, however as someone who struggles with anxiety, I’m disappointed and frustrated that every 3 hours I’m getting a notification for something virus-related. I could understand if it was letting me know about business closures in my area or info on the ever-changing stay-at-home order, but it’s not. For example, the most recent one had to do with the surgeon general predicting a high death toll in the next week and “9/11-like moments.” Last night it was something to do with Trump’s statements about the rising death toll as well. I get that it’s a news app, but it used to give me more info than just the current world crisis. I don’t need to hear about all the bad stuff, I’d love some more wholesome content. However I’ve decided to delete NewsBreak as I can’t see that happening anytime soon. Again, great app for staying up to date, but not if you’re already overwhelmed by it all. I’d recommend not downloading until the pandemic starts to clear up. 2 stars would be my current rating, but before all of this I would’ve given it 4.


Used to get vital info but now....

I really used to appreciate the this app notifs because they were new and informative. In past two months though I have gotten, literally, 3 notifs a day about the Second Stimulus that there has been no new info about especially while Congress is on break. Why do you keep torturing those of us who really need REAL info about the Stimulus because we cannot go back to work? It’s more than annoying, it almost feels like NewsBreak is rubbing it in our faces. If you read the comments under each of these articles I am not alone. Last article had 3,000 comments saying exactly what I’m saying. I am turning off notifs and will rely on local news app from now on.
UPDATE: I have deleted NewsBreak . Not only am I still getting 5 articles a day about this stimulus package still and there’s no new news..... on top of that NewsBreak is linked through Facebook so any political article has some of worst commenters who spew hate speech and threaten violence. I spent a few days reporting the comments but it doesn’t matter. The most sane thing to do just delete. I get my news from large political outlets who don’t have uneducated people threatening people who don’t support the president’s narrative. Take out the Facebook link for comments (IE make us make an account) and quit sending the same articles 5 times a day and I will return.


Daily CORONAVIRUS information (State links to DPH) outdated

I can only speak for Georgia; the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) link has been outdated for over a month... the link takes you to a "Page Not Found" error. A little editorial work, or delegation thereof by the this app editors (or even allowing email feedback on the this app app - I tried that and they haven't even set up an email link for Support!!) and they would have known about the issue themselves without someone having to leave a shoddy review.

Additionally, if you live Local to a tired old newspaper - the kind that literally will not allow a single story to be seen/read online (beyond the first couple of sentences) without your purchasing a subscription - you won't ever get any actual Local news. this app shouldn't even post these stories! It's basically an offshoot of clickbait...." Here's a breaking news story in your area!! [Reader clicks] Oopsy. You'll have to pay if you want to know how the investigation into the unsolved murder of a beloved 83 year old woman in your community is or isn't progressing, though the flailing TimesGeorgian wrote a headline that makes it sound like the sheriff has leads... it's just clickbait to make you buy a subscription and find out the sheriff is still baffled."


Grammar Matters!

Where are the journalists—and more importantly, the editors—who went to English class? The this app articles are very reliable in terms of real-time happenings; however, some of the articles lack the grammatically-correct impact they should provide. A more broad use of descriptions (adjectives) would be welcomed, too! (Find an online thesaurus?)
For example, how many times did we have to read ‘restaurant in Southern California’ in the story about the San Pedro Fish Market (I believe that’s the name of it…!) that seats over 3,000 people?! Yes, I was born, raised, & reside in Southern California, & I am encouraged to visit San Pedro to experience the food & views (from beautiful photos, not details in the article), but why don’t we learn a little about the city & (on the marina) location (in San Pedro, California, if that wasn’t too obvious—but there are ‘many other locations’ mentioned, as well), until the address is listed at the very end?! It also would have been nice to learn where ‘the other locations’ can be found.
Overall, this Catholic School Girl truly appreciates the NewsBreaks. I just wanted to provide some constructive criticism.
Thank you!


App needs a search and filter feature

App is pretty good, but needs the ability to search the headlines for keywords. Also needs a filter so that certain sources may always be omitted from results, e.g. always exclude CNN, etc. Also, the ability to mark story categories that you don’t want to see anymore would be useful. Say a story pops up about sex or gender issues, and you just prefer not to see those type of stories anymore. Also, big ads which appear as if they are stories are repeating or often shown. It would be nice to mark or tag the ad and say “I’ve seen this, I’m not interested, please don’t show it to me anymore thank you”. NewsBreak is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are so many news apps out there, this one seems to distinguish itself by it’s responsiveness — its very fast. The big ads appearing as if they were stories is an interesting take on generating ad revenue, but they are not obtrusive (at least in 2 column landscape mode on an iPad since real stories appear on the left, while the ads feed appears on the right column with other real stories.) NewsBreak needs more features as I have mentioned to make it more appealing.


What you’re really getting

A feed of article headlines and pictures ranging from what Kim kardashian wore to bed (and you’re not gonna believe the reaction) to more serious presidential news. All taken from a diverse spectrum of prestigious news organizations to rinky-dink news outlets I am unfamiliar with that with the click of a story, you are instantly redirected to their news page. The reason for my rating, is that I wanted a more selective group of stories by which I mean I have no interest in knowing “Pregnant Katy Perry looks stunning in no-makeup selfie amid quarantine” or any “no cover” topics in my mind and have no way of weeding out of my feed. Nor do I enjoy when I (admittedly) don’t check first and am redirected from NewsBreak to the website of a news source most would find unsuitable for a work setting . Furthermore on the rare occasion I find a story I wish to look into, I click the link, the page nearly loads, crashes, automatically begins reloading, crashes a second time, when I am then left with a dimly lit, gray, blank page, and yet again no interesting story. With my options reduced to worthless page fillers and an eternity of refreshing only to never be able to read the article that made it worth the bandwidth used downloading NewsBreak in the first place, I fully intend on uninstalling the second I post this warning.


Good for a fast read.

I started out loving NewsBreak. It was great for my local news. It gave stories sometimes first, sometimes those I couldn’t get elsewhere. I started using NewsBreak in February. By April it started having so many bugs it was barely useable. If you actually get linked to a story shown, and then want to follow on to another shown below, it won’t follow the link. So then you think ok, I’ll open it in Safari, but then you get the first story and can’t find the one you wanted to read on the homepage of that news outlet to which have been directed. It is terribly frustrating. NewsBreak has the potential to be one of the best news apps for local news and has done a great job of keeping readers up to date on the corona virus and its ramifications in my area. But it is not quite at being fully integrated. I end up loving and hating it at the same time. I admit to being a news junkie so I always want to read MORE. Developer, please, bring this to the next level. For those who want a fast read of generally what’s happinging in your area, give this a try.


Has potential, but hostile comment sections are causing me to delete the app.

NewsBreak has potential. I like being able to quickly get news without going to Twitter or somewhere else. It’s a quick click. For the most part articles sent to notifications have been relevant (although the frequent click bait stimulus articles have been annoying).

However, the comment sections are horrible. For some reason racist, anti-mask Trump supporters have flooded NewsBreak. They leave awful, aggressive comments and harass anyone who has a differing opinion. I have attempted to have civil conversations in the comment sections (and have seen others attempt to do the same) and we have only been met with aggressive hostility. These comment sections either need to be deleted or need to be heavily moderated. I haven’t seen an option to report comments either. So unfortunately, I will be deleting NewsBreak to protect my own mental health and caution others about downloading it. It’s draining. Keeping up with the news can be draining enough, but the hostility in the comments is disgusting. I will be checking out other news apps and am hoping to find one that hasn’t been overrun by hateful bigots.



I do like getting notifications throughout the day and that I can control how many notifications I get and when. I wish the comment sections weren’t so toxic, but free speech *is* good to have. It’d just be nice to see more respectful discord and less trolling happening, but alas. I thought there was a search function, but I can’t find it for the life of me. It’d also be nice to search for stories you are looking for especially when you open NewsBreak & it displays a story just to disappear a second later. That’s frustrating. It would be nice to see less depressing stories. I like keeping up with world, national, local and events, but don’t necessarily want to be inundated with depressing information all day long. I also like that it attempts to stay non-partisan. I prefer my news to be non-partisan so I can make my own decision, but also like seeing opinions from the left and right to better understand people’s positions. It is nice that there is a scale in your settings so the algorithms can try to give you want you want. All in all a good app.


So, I have a friend I’d like you to meet...

In this day in age.. where all news is biased. A friend of mine shared one of your articles. So I do the natural thing. Download your app just so I can read it. Even allow the “push notifications.” Because, As rare as it is, I actually, genuinely, still want to hear what people have to say!!! I really enjoyed this channel for a few days. Fast. Direct. To the point. And then. As we are known to say in the south. “Welp?”. (Sarcasm inserted). I know I’m a nobody and I am just a little tiny review. And maybe I’m just fed up like everybody across the nation is for so many reasons. Ya know. I guess for what it’s worth. I’d just like to see a small news company be the change. The one that speaks all sides. Actually fact checks. All sides. Real is what people want in this digital driven age. People are afraid of the truth. They don’t always like it. But whether they know it or not.. people respect it. Thank you. Disclaimer. I do not troll the internet, nor am I some new self proclaimed activist or wannabe. I think I’ve written 3 reviews for anything in my life. Just felt the need to vent or whatever. Or at the very least. Maybe give someone a good laugh. Maybe I should like many people. Just get a diary. Welp!


I like this app but...

I like the news, I like being able to track the virus cases in my city and I like being able to track the protests. Of course there are some repetitive articles, but NewsBreak doesn’t report the news it compiles it in an easy place for us all to see. What I really hate about NewsBreak is the community, doesn’t matter what article you go to you’ll find terrible terrible bigots in the comment section. These comments really need to be moderated, and a lot of those people really should be put on a watch list. They think because they’re just sitting behind a phone screen they can say what they want, but that’s not how it is. Everyone needs to learn that the comments they leave effect people, it’s not what you meant to say it’s how other people perceive what you say that matters. Some of these comments are just so heinous and terrible skewed towards incredibly racist undertones and even sometimes it’s so blatant you’re just surprised. If we’re talking about the actual app though, it’s pretty great, but I think you should disable the comments seriously.


good for news, bad for comments

i love the news break app and was introduced to it by a friend in march when covid was getting serious in the US, for more information. i love how you can have local news and national news alerts and covid stats in one place. however, there’s a few issues that need to be fixed. the comment sections on topics, specifically regarding trump and covid, there is insane radicalization and fake news being spread around in the comments and their replies. these comments spew hate and false information that is very dangerous. it is irresponsible for news break to not being filtering or disabling comments right now, especially since it is a literal news app. i have seen literal death threats to government officials, false information, and even more misinformation about the covid vaccine. it is so important that news break does something about this comment section because radicalization and misinformation about a vaccine that could save thousands of lives is very dangerous. i don’t want to go to check my news in the morning and see trump supporters spewing hate and threats and false information.


App needs to be shut down and under investigation

You get 1 star for sharing the news and that's it! NewsBreak only does one thing right and that's report the news. But please explain to me why there's no consequence to the racist comments you allow in the comment section? There shouldn't even be a comment section!! This isn't FB or IG nor Twitter!!! The comments are so vile I'm convinced NewsBreak is ran by extreme racist. The comments are so bad against blacks and other minorities mainly blacks it's disgusting!!! Theyre so racist they assume it was a black person who did the crime and make vile comments only to find out it was a white person. Fake names crazy profile pictures. They openly use nasty racist words, threats, harrassimg people in the comment section. We report them and nothing is being done about it. If you won't fix it (disable or filter the comment section) and have rules then I guess it's time to get people to cancel NewsBreak and get it shut down!!! Share the news and THAT'S IT!! Nothing else is important!!!!

You can save the same Copy and paste response you dish to the other reviews about the racist comment section. Your agenda is clearly seen!!!


Local News

I love reading local news when I am not at work. Bigger papers do not cover important news in my community and I need to be informed to feel comfortable living in Islip. I grew up in Islip at the time when the only local news was the Islip Bulletin which we had a subscription for at home. With the internet and great reporting, your “newspaper” has improved my quality of life because I feel less isolated from my community. This is very important during the COVID outbreak and for the aging population of Long Island who may not get out of the house as often as they did when younger.
I hope that you continue to inform people of news, jobs, and events. I also want to congratulate you on a job well done and give you my best wishes for the future! Thank you all for your excellent work which is greatly appreciated!


Repetitive posts

I like NewsBreak for the fact that I can can pretty current local news. The biggest down side is that there is a repetitive almost and onslaught to just make a news break about the stimulus check. The post are over and over saying when you will get your stimulus or how much you will receive them but when you pay attention there really is no update at all. It seems like it is just making people who have NewsBreak anxious or aggravated that we don’t have the stimulus check yet. If there is not a real actual and factual update then don’t post a news break stating the same speculation reworded. Your only making your users more and more impatient for the stimulus. I never see a repetitive post about anything else. I hope this is not politically motivated because this is not news if there is no actual updated news to report on the same subject. I don't want to delete NewsBreak because it is good for local news like is previously stated but I will if I keep getting flooded with the same non-news post about the stimulus.


Relative Useful News - Beautifully Done News Break!

Finally a company creates and excellent News app with a great and comfortable experience!!!
News Break app I just want to give a shout out to your company and team. Normally I don’t care about news reporting agencies. However, the news break app is so far the best service I’ve ever used to date. It perfectly blends local news with national news. Also, yes like everyone else I can’t stand advertisements or advertising, but I know its necessary for revenue. News Break app beautiful balances this too! They do it in a way we’re advertisements are not, “IN YOUR FACE” excessive and overwhelming! Kudos News Break App for truly displaying news I can truly use of interest. I love how you take me directly to the news articles without any caked on advertising fluff! Simply beautiful!!!!! I’ll put this review on Twitter for you too!!!


Most Outstanding Up to date News!!!

The Updates and continuous live feed to the public is the most helpful and convenient way to stay in the know of all surrounding news and crime occurring around us! Most importantly, it helps us avoid and prevent our children from going in the path a crime or hostile environment may be taking place. The only way we can protect ourselves and others, is by staying informed of the much unnecessary crime that has overcome our cities! Everyone should have this installed on their phones, laptops and etc. We can all try our best to stay safe and avoid what and where this much horrific violence of crime is taking place. May God keep us all in his arms and protect our families from this burst of CRIME! Thanks for the work you all do to keep us informed!

A mom trying to protect her family!!!


I Loved It At First, But.......

This was a terrific app at first. I particularly loved the ability to see local news stories. But NewsBreak gives the headlines, and a sentence or two, and then has a READ MORE, and you click that to read the entire article. The articles themselves open from a separate news source, a newspaper etc. The problem is that after 2 weeks of using NewsBreak, most of the time when I click the READ MORE link to read an article, most of the news sources it takes me to tell me I’ve maxed out on my number of free articles, and want me to subscribe to read anymore. And we’re not talking about free subscriptions, you have to pay to subscribe. So, though it’s not the fault of NewsBreak itself, NewsBreak is no longer useful to me since the news source they’re linking to for a given article will no longer let me read their articles. So sadly, I’ll have to delete NewsBreak, since all it’s capable of in my case now is teasing me with headlines from articles I can’t read.


This app rocks for local news

News break is the best app I’ve tried for getting local news. I’ve tried many, but for most of the others, that means news from the nearest large cities. I live in a rural town and finding truly small town local news news online is difficult. Yes, you can go to your newspaper’s site, but that’s just what they cover. News break grabs all three of the very small towns in my community and spoon feeds it to me. That includes special events!

There’s one large issue. If you share a story, people have to download NewsBreak to read it. Sight unseen, none of my friends has, so I no longer share because they resent being sent an article they have to download an app for. I wouldn’t download it either. Most news sites allow one to go to a link on the web rather than demanding a download. Seems like a much better way to get new subscribers.



I kept seeing this pop up on IG & while I thoroughly enjoy keeping up with my local news & some major stories world wide, I’m a bit disappointed in NewsBreak only because when I finally decided to download it after much deliberation & reading reviews, I can no longer continue using it. I selected my location & favorite topics to follow yet I get wayyyyy too many notifications & some are from states that I care nothing about & topics I didn’t choose. I mean I’ve never seen so many notifications. So I decided to get on & decipher through my notifications in case I messed it up or even just to change them but for the life of me I can’t find that option. I find this unfortunate because I rather enjoyed the receiving what I asked to but this is too much. I don’t even have notifications set on social media so to be bombarded with topics I didn’t ask for on this on this outlet is disappointing. Trust me. It’s A LOT! Wow


Amazing for local news

I thought the last thing I needed was another news app with content from a lot of different sources. For some reason, at some point, I went ahead and installed News Break. I’m very glad I did. There’s good coverage of national, international, entertainment news, etc., all in a minimal, very easy to use interface. But what I’m most surprised by is how much local and regional news NewsBreak uncovers and pulls. There’s far more than I got from any other app, including from some of the original apps that News Break uses as sources. Not too many notifications either, which means I can actually pay attention to the ones I get. Overall I’m beyond pleased and have deleted the other news apps instead.


News break app: the strait dope and more

Great for keeping up to date with all the latest crime news and more. I haven’t found anything that even comes close to this app and a single news station app or even several local station apps leaves much to be desired especially covering multiple breaking national news stories in a single feed. Ability to add multiple locations makes this app even more enlightening and keeps me apprised of what’s happenings round me. The most annoying thing about it is is that in a single newsfeed there are multiple listings of the same story which is quite irritating. For example if I list my home city is San Antonio enter local it will bring me all the late breaking news stories and I might see the same story eight times. Just need to see the story once in a feed there is new info needed to be added to provide an occurrence unfolding and developing.



Enjoy NewsBreak! I like that it provides local and global news,tracks what I read to curate a feed specific to my interests and updates to provide local content whenever I'm traveling! I have one tiny issue though, which is certain headlines will only allow you to read a few sentences before requiring a subscription to finish the article. Some do offer a limited number of free articles/free reads before requiring said subscription, while others ask right away. I don't see the point in having an app for ALL my "news needs" that also requires subscribing to several newspapers to finish reading articles. 🤔
but it's also just as easy to close the tab and find the story elsewhere (if I'm truly that intrigued) 🙄 as it is to complain about this issue. Hopefully that changes in the next update or two!


Mine is obsessed with horoscopes

Seriously, you supposedly can tell it you don’t like something and it will stop showing you that. Ha! Instead, it now, instead of small articles interspersed, not only headlines it at the top of my page twice as large as any other articles, I get pop up notifications on my phone! I sent feedback about it and never heard back and the problem continues. I wouldn’t leave this kind of feedback without contacting the devs first.
I guess I’ll try reverse psychology on this insane app. Maybe that will work. I really want to like NewsBreak and keep it. It’s a good design and very useful. I love the local news and national news. I really like the more objective perspective. If they can fix this issue and the repeating articles it would be a favorite. I’m even going to hang in there a while hoping for a fix; but I will turn off notifications for now.


My wish list regarding the app abilities

Great job try to offer your views in categories such as: gun violence/Drug arrest/missing persons/political/ ect./ then program NewsBreak to give us the ability to search the topic of our choice. Such as the ability to parsay narrow an dial in the subject matter of our choice along with the city and state:Example if I chose to on a Monday to dial in the number of shootings in Chicago over the weekend. Then I could go to the political response regarding the shootings in Chicago and thus have a better knowledge of the overall situation and political situation regarding the matter!Perhaps a WASHINGTON REPORT: the latest DEMOCRATIC PARTY BREAK DOWN AND THE REPUBLICAN BREAKDOWN AS WELL. Arrest in your area ect you see what I mean!Thanks!


Not sure yet

I was pleased to see an app that would keep me informed about local news. And I liked getting notifications of what I thought would be breaking news. I've only had this for a short time, and just a few minutes ago, I got a message about an accident near here that harmed six people. I was about to pass the info on to people I thought might be effected by it when I noticed that it was dated 4 days ago! Definitely NOT breaking news. And I’m glad I didn't make my friends unnecessarily nervous about possible injuries to family or friends! It's fine to have older news articles about things that happened locally, but, please, don't send a notification unless it’s breaking news! I got a notification from another app that the Secretary of Labor just resigned! That IS breaking news!


News Break

News Break is my favorite news app!!..i’m so impressed w/news stories from around Upper Penninsula & northern part of Lower Penninsula..stories i wouldnt know about otherwise since i live in mid- Mich..for instance i learned that the West side of the state has a school to teach people to fly a plane..i never knew that!..just recently i read a lengthy article about a secret child pornogrophy ring illionairresmmwhich is native to Mich..membership is made up of multi-millionaires in the state..seemingly having law enforcement protection..??lots of money changing hands..a few discarded dead children’s bodies abandoned in a snow bank..once i started reading about this story i couldnt stop reading..i’m so disappointed that Mich has this for its underbelly..w/any perpetrators ever be arrested/prosecuted??..thank you!...



I enjoy NewsBreak (when I’m able to read the story that I receive the alert for). When I tap on the alert an advertisement usually for a game comes up which I have to watch prior to viewing the story however 80% of the time at the end of the advertisement I am unable to tap the “X” to opp out of the advertisement it’s like it freezes so I tap on the icon to get the game which takes me to NewsBreak Store I then tap the arrow to take me back to the News App which takes me back to the game advertisement. After going back and forth several times between the advertisement and NewsBreak Store I realize that I’m stuck unable to view the story I then delete NewsBreak and add it again. I’ve done this 3 times already today is the 4th time so I’m just going to delete NewsBreak as It is very frustrating to have to delete and add constantly. Please fix the problem!


Could have been great (read on)

So I, like so many in the world today, are looking for a reliable source for news without bias and nonsense, something that is not falling into this latest trend of “fake” news (and at least tries to be balanced).
Since the Apple news app has such limited options if you don’t want ridiculous alt-left sources I tried NewsBreak.

In 3 of the last 3 days I have been blasted with major story’s that seemed very serious & valid involving the government, and caused me to open the story, which ended up being 100% fake. It was almost like reading a supermarket tabloid that appeared legit and made you think something very serious happened, then once you read you find the headline absolutely was a bait and switch.

NewsBreak allows the crap information to come through and appears to allow politically biased and fake foolishness to be displayed.
I will give it a couple more days to ensure it’s not isolated, but the plan is to delete NewsBreak if it continues. I’m not interested in games and bs when I want news! (NOTE: I made it a few more hours and 2 more bull crap stories came through,..I deleted it then)

Another thing, I like to be notified when breaking news happens, sadly NewsBreak doesn’t allow for custom sounds on the notification, so whatever your txt alert sound is will belong to NewsBreak too. Bummer!


Best News App!!

Hands down best news app! I get notifications about local news before my local news apps most of the time. It also updates your location automatically - I went on vacation and was on the way back from snorkeling and saw police boats go flying past soon as I got to shore I got an alert that a girl was killed by a coconut tree that fell (crazy right?). NewsBreak pulls stories from a bunch of news apps so you not only get news fast, but you can also get news from more than one point of view.

They had an issue with ads getting stuck when opening NewsBreak for a few weeks, but fixed the issue.

Jody Becker   6 months ago

I liked NewsBreak because it was local news, no longer. A recent article with an obvious right-wing slant drew mostly negative comments. However, it wad the "contributor's" rude, smart-aleck responses that did it for me. It felt like a radio talk show with the host's only goal was making people angry so they say even angrier things. And I'm embarrassed to say, it worked. There's already too much of that, certain MAGA Republican politicians are so busy aggressively lying, making crazy, even violent statements and promoting themselves that they've forgotten they're supposed to be working for the people of this country! I used to vote Republican because I believed in the party line, no longer. Now its just self promotion, MTG, threats, SS, preventing our military from doing its job, Tuberville, and even worse, taking away our rights. National level politics are disgraceful, I'm uninstalling NewsBreak so I don't read about it again locally. TW

Cj   8 months ago

When I select a story it does not load and a grayish screen appears with thick vertical lines that look like shadows and they go across the screen. I have an Android.

R   1 year ago

News Bresk censored all my comments and replies to other comments because it is very biased.

jeannie   2 years ago

Approximately a week ago I saw an ad on here for a lady in Bloomer Wisconsin trying to sell a necklace and got beat over the head my knowledge it was not a true story no one in the area around bloomer knows anything about it

Deweybingham   2 years ago

Newsbreak app is not working

Linda   2 years ago

This is a great app .But not when it comes to trolls and peoples accounts being cloned . BEWARE !! Unable to get any response from its admin . And the appropriate governing body will be informed .

A’Vonyce   3 years ago

So I feel as if y’all app is racist..I had a white woman leave me a msg.talking so much trash about black ppl..A lot of racist mess,so she talked about black women wearing horse hair..I replied back and told her white women hair is thin and fragile and that they wear extensions..My comment was not collapsed,but y’all took it down.Only I could see it on my end,but everyone else that had y’all’s app couldn’t see it.Y’all left the White lady comment up there though!!Stop being one sided plz..I have since deleted y’all’s app,and almost everyone else that I know that I told them what happened deleted it too,they were black ppl and they said they were experiencing similar issues..I am glad I deleted y’all’s app,I will continue to let everyone else know how y’all operate as well..

Thomas P Tristani   3 years ago

This news app makes me very angry and it trigger's me to say things that are not very nice. This is because a majority of the stories here are anti-white anti-police articles that produce many racist comments by both black and white readers. It is biased and unbalanced and should have been flagged for reporting opinions as facts. I'm very unhappy with this app. Please stop featuring stories that will make certain people angry and get triggered to say unwelcome d comments.

Brian Hogan   3 years ago

When I click to see someone's profile it shows me their location but my picture.And now when I try to reply to a comment it just shows my profile and their location,with no option to reply.Now i can't even reply to any comments.And I know I haven't said anything offensive.So I have no idea what's going on with the app.I have no real use for the app if i can't access the social option of the article I've read.

Jackie   3 years ago

Total lib psycho fest. Also The reviews are so obviously fake they’re either perfectly written by the marketing team or it’s somebody that obviously doesn’t speak English as a first language that Finley trying to not appear to be Chinese which is where this app is from I wouldn’t put this on my phone let alone even bother to get infected by the bullshit tabloid stories they try to push for their liberal agenda it’s so disgusting I love how they’ve now added some idiots on here tried to say it’s slanted to the right give me a fucking break nobody is racist you dumb Fox you’re just wishful thinking to continue being a lazy piece of shit nobody fucking cares about you nobody owes you shit stop trying to call people racist because it doesn’t work anymore you overplayed your hand dumb fucks

Calvin Hannam   3 years ago

Come on News Break, you were developed by the people that created TikTok, moderate your news feed. Please stop the Russian Troll's on your platform spilling hateful speech.

KCDESIGNS   3 years ago

Deleted this app. It’s very Conservative, Racist and ‘Trumpy’. No thank you!

Ruby Finney   3 years ago

News break allows people racist words , like calling black people monkey, talking about black kids are ugly , saying blacks hang from trees , and all thee other disrespectful things, and you complain they don't do anything, and when your talking positive they will send you a message, like its okay that the Republicans say mean thing ti keep people divided, the worst News ever , always showing black people this and that .its not right for this to continue.

Is NewsBreak Safe?

Yes. NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,024,140 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for NewsBreak Is 64.4/100.

Is NewsBreak Legit?

Yes. NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,024,140 NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for NewsBreak Is 80.7/100..

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