How do I add (pin) a specific news source to my Start screen?

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For the Windows app:
  1. Go to the news source.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  3. In the bar at the bottom of the app, tap or click Pin to Start.
  4. Click the Pin to Start button in the pop-up.
For the Windows Phone app:

To pin items in the in the Sources section, Tap and Hold the source.  You may then select remove or pin to start.
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How can I customize the News app?

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For the Windows app:
  1. From the home screen of the News app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  2. Tap or click Customize.
  3. Click the + button next to the kind of content you'd like to add: Topics, Sources, Editor's Picks or News from more countries.
  4. Drag and drop to reorder sections, or remove a section by tapping or clicking on the section's red X button.
Note that this feature might not be available in every locale.

For the Windows Phone app:

You can customize any screen in the News app by using the icons a the bottom of the screen. You can rearrange, add, or edit what appears on each screen depending upon the icon displayed.
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How do I track news topics that interest me?

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  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  2. In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap or click Customize.
  3. Tap or click Topics.
  4. Enter the topic you would like to track. Tap or click Add.
  5. A new section will be added to the News app. By default, it will be added to the last position, but you can drag and drop it anywhere.
Note that this feature might not be available on every locale.
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How do I remove a news topic?

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For the Windows app:
  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse
  2. In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap or click Customize.
  3. Tap or click Topics.
  4. Remove a topic by tapping or clicking on the section's red X button.
Note that this feature might not be available on every locale.

For the Windows Phone app:

To remove items in the in the Sources section, Tap and Hold the source. You may then select remove or pin to start.

Note that this feature might not be available on every locale.
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How do I see news from a specific source?

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For the Windows app:
  1. Scroll through the News app to find the Sources section, or swipe down from the top of the screen (you can also right-click with your mouse) and tap or click Sources.
  2. Browse the sources by category using the tabs on the left. You can also use the menu on the top right to select content from around the world, or use the search box to enter the name of a source.
  3. Tap or click the source's name to see the content.
For the Windows Phone app:

Tap 
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in the sources section. Then click the globe icon. Select the region and explore the sources for that region.
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How do I see news for a specific country?

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  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  2. Tap or click Sources.
  3. In the tabs on the left side of the screen, click the International News tab to view news for different regions around the world.
  4. Or, use the drop menu on the top right to choose specific sources.
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How do I read news from featured sources?

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Option 1
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For the Windows app:
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  2. In the top bar of the app, tap or click any of the news organizations listed in the Featured section.
For the Windows Phone app:
  1. Use the headlines area to choose stories from some of the most trusted sources in news.
  2. You can edit the categories in this section by tapping the edit icon and choosing your favorite news segments.
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Option 2
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For the Windows app:
  1. Swipe through the home screen of the app to the Sources section.
  2. Tap or click any of the news organizations listed.
For the Windows Phone app:

In the sources section click the edit icon. The add or remove sources by using the checkboxes on the left edge. You can add international news sources by tapping the globe icon, selecting the region, and adding sources from as many regions as you like.
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How do I see news from a wide range of recommended sources

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  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen or right-click with your mouse
  2. Select Sources.
  3. Swipe through the tiles in categories such as Business and Technology.
  4. Tap or click a source to view its content.
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How do I add a source to the News app?

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  1. Swipe or scroll to the Sources section of the News app.
  2. Tap or click the + button.
  3. Browse by tapping or clicking on the tabs to the left, or search for a specific source.
  4. Add sources to your home screen by tapping or clicking on the + button next to the source name.
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How do I subscribe to an RSS feed in the News app?

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  1. Scroll to the Sources section of the News app.
  2. Tap or click the + button.
  3. In the search box, enter the RSS URL you would like to subscribe to.
  4. The name of the feed you entered will display.
  5. Tap or click the + button next to the name of the source.
Note that this feature might not be available on every locale.
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How do I change the font size of articles?

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  1. Select an article to read.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  3. In the bar at the bottom of the app, tap or click the Text Size button and select a size.
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How can I use my mouse and keyboard to navigate through the app?

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  1. Make the top and bottom navigation appear: Right-click with your mouse or enter Windows logo key+Z on your keyboard.
  2. Close the app: Using your mouse, click and hold the app at the top middle of the screen. Drag it to the bottom of your screen and release to close it. Or, enter Alt+F4 on your keyboard.
  3. Scroll through content: To see more news, you can use the scroll bar at the bottom of your screen. If you have one, your mouse scroll wheel will also work. If you're using a keyboard, scroll with the back and forward arrow keys.
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How do I refresh news content?

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  1. Go to a section of the app, like the home screen of the app.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or right-click with your mouse.
  3. Tap or click Refresh.
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Send ideas for improving the app

We would love to hear from you! Send your thoughts, comments, and other feedback from within the app.

If you're using Windows: From the app’s home page, scroll all the way to the right until you see the Next Steps section. Tap or click Send Feedback.
If you're using Windows Phone: Tap the 
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button and then tap send feedback.

If you believe you are experiencing a problem with your app, we have provided some steps to help with common problems in the Get help with the MSN News app.

About this article

Article ID: 3002986
Last review: October 31, 2014

 

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