It’s official: We’re retiring the BuzzFeed News app.
You’ll still be able to find our award-winning journalism, push alerts, and updates in the main BuzzFeed app — so if you don’t have it already, make sure you give it a download and never miss anything we publish.
The BuzzFeed News app launched back in the summer of 2015, under the leadership of Stacy-Marie Ishmael. The award-winning mobile news team’s mission was to be the “smart friend in your pocket,” and their thoughtful, clearheaded, and transparent approach to news quickly cultivated a loyal following.
Using clear, direct language that cuts through the noise became especially important going into the 2016 presidential election and Trump’s eventual presidency, and our audience has loved it.
The #teamnewsapp approach was also about putting the audience — and their time — first. In that era of push alerts, it felt like a lot of news organizations were sending alerts without thinking about why a user might need that information at that particular moment. In the time preceding sending a push alert, the team started our tradition of having thoughtful, open discussions about what is actually newsworthy and whether or not it was worth disrupting a user’s day.
At the start of 2016, BuzzFeed News formed the News Curation team, which combined the mobile, social, and homepage teams. The mobile team’s dedication to clarity, transparency, and telling it like it is became central to that new team’s strategy. That same voice lives on through all of the places where you can find BuzzFeed News — whether that’s in our social media posts, newsletters, and, of course, push notifications.
We strive to meet our audience where they are, and we’ve found that most of our audience lives on the main BuzzFeed app. That’s where our journalism reaches the most people, so that’s why we’ve decided to redirect our resources there. We hope you’ll go there to continue to engage with us.
To our most loyal users, we hope you subscribe to the BuzzFeed app as well as our daily newsletter. Thank you for supporting our journalism for all these years and letting us help you make sense of the chaos. We’re excited to continue bringing you all the latest breaking news, investigative journalism, and thoughtful conversations in the BuzzFeed app.