News24 has a new mobile app - discover all the exciting new features

News24 app
News24 app

News24, South Africa's largest digital publisher, has launched a new mobile app with personalised features to enhance and showcase its award-winning journalism.The new app is now available for Android and iPhone users with a variety of exciting features.

All you need to do is register.

It's completely FREE and will let you save all your settings and give you access to our exciting new features:

Personalise your push alerts

To make sure you are up to date with relevant, verified facts and information, you can choose to receive push notifications from our different news channels, such as breaking news, sport, business and weather. We have also created a new push notification channel dedicated exclusively to bringing you the best practical guides and analysis as well as the latest news on Covid-19.

You can manage your notifications on your Profile page on the app by selecting My Alerts. For push notifications on coronavirus, toggle on Coronavirus Updates.

Get exciting newsletters

You can choose exclusive newsletters and get the best of News24 right to your inbox.

News24's flagship newsletters - Good Morning SA, Friday Briefing and ICYMI - have received a "facelift". We have also launched Beautiful Mzansi, a weekly newsletter that will be sent every Wednesday and feature the stories of the week that moved us, gave us hope and made us smile.

But that's not all.

Our resident rugby writer, Rob Houwing, gives you expert views with our weekly 'Rucking with Rob' newsletter; get your daily business updates with Fin24 Daybreaker and Business Insider Daily or your entertainment fix with Channel24.

You can see a full list of all our newsletters by tapping on the 'Discover' tab at the bottom of the app or visit the 'Profile' page to gain access to your newsletters. You can easily subscribe/unsubscribe by just selecting the tab next to each newsletter.

With so much to choose from, why not register for FREE today.

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Download the new News24 app for Android and iOS.

Plan your commute

Track multiple traffic routes to better plan your commute. You can choose multiple locations to track incidents that might disrupt your journey by tapping on 'Add new location'. You can also read up on traffic stories by tapping on the 'News' section in the 'Traffic' feature.

Just tap 'Discover' at the bottom of the app or visit the 'Profile' page to see all your traffic alerts. You can remove locations at anytime by just tapping on the 'X'.

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Download the new News24 app for Android and iOS.

Add multiple weather locations

Keep track of the weather not just in your area, but other towns, cities and suburbs across the country - and beyond.

Tap on the weather icon on the top right hand of your screen on your home page, tap 'Discover' at the bottom of the app or visit the 'Profile' page to see all your weather locations and add more!

Simply type in the city/area you want to add in the 'Add locations' search bar. Want to delete a location? Just hit the X.

news24 new app feature
Download the new News24 app for Android and iOS.

Bookmark articles

Want to read that article later? You can now easily bookmark articles either on the News24 home page or in the article itself. Just tap on the little flag and your article is saved for later! 

Ready to read that article? Just tap on the 'Bookmarks' tab on the bottom of your screen or go to the 'Profile' tab.

Finished reading your saved article? Just tap the flag again and it will be removed from your 'Bookmarks' list.

news24 new app feature
Download the new News24 app for Android and iOS.

Discover the best of the new News24 app

You can access all these special features in one place by clicking on the 'Discover' tab at the bottom of the app. You can also quickly access your favourite section, whether its Sport24 for all your rugby, cricket and soccer news, the latest business news on Fin24, or the best entertainment stories on Channel24, this is your go-to place for ALL the best content in the News24 app.

You can also access features and settings on the 'Profile' tab.

news24 new app feature
Download the new News24 app for Android and iOS.

And so much more...

News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson said the new app showcases News24's award-winning journalism.

"The new app has a slick and modern design, and allows readers to choose and manage their newsletters, push notifications and more. This is the start of a very significant year for News24," Basson added.

According to News24 publisher TinaShe Makwande, app users who go through the optional friction-FREE registration step, will not only get to play with these exciting new features, but have more to look forward to.

"As users get accustomed to these features, News24 plans to release a few other surprises during the year."

Download the new News24 app for Android and iOS.

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