BuzzFeed has today launched its own, fully customizable news app titled ‘BuzzFeed News’, that promises to bring you the most important and most interesting stories from around the web. In contrast to the main BuzzFeed app, which offers the full range of BuzzFeed content, the new BuzzFeed News app presents a feed of the top stories from the hour along with snippets of news pulled from different sources around the Web.
“We make the news easy to follow. With the BuzzFeed News app, you’ll quickly catch up on what’s going on around the world. We make the news easy to access. Whether it’s a tweet or a video, a BuzzFeed News exclusive or a compelling piece of reporting from elsewhere, our editors will make sure you don’t miss out on what people are talking about.
We make the news easy to understand. Our editors know that when something happens, the who, why, when, and how matter just as much as the what. We’ll make sure you’ve got context and background to major news events as they happen”.
Stacy-Marie Ishmael, editor of the BuzzFeed News app, explained that the app that doesn’t require the user to click through to stories. Instead, users can get the news they’re looking for simply by interacting with BuzzFeed’s various lists and timelines. For now, BuzzFeed only integrates tweets, Vines, and GIFs into its News app, but it’s planning on incorporating Instagram photos, YouTube videos, and audio from SoundCloud.
You can grab the free app at the following App Store link:
Download BuzzFeed News for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]