How to customize the News app on Windows 10

The Microsoft News app lets you view the latest news and headlines in one place. You can customize it to show the news that interests you, locally or worldwide, as well as hide news sources you don't like.

The Microsoft News app lets you view the latest news and headlines in one place. You can customize it to show the news that interests you, locally or worldwide, as well as hide news sources you don't like.

This app usually comes with a Windows 10 installation, but if you haven't already, you can download and install it from the Microsoft Store.

Add or remove news of interest in Microsoft News

Whether you love sports, politics or entertainment stories, the News app will allow you to save your specific interests to help shape the news feed.

When you first launch the Microsoft News application, you are asked to select which type of news you want to see in the 'My News' feed.

Search through the categories in the left menu or by using the search bar at the top. When you find something you like, click the star icon in the lower left corner of each card you're interested in. After making your selection, click the Done button at the top.

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Click on the star icon

If you want to add (or delete) interests after setting up an app, you can do so from the 'Interests' section. To access it, click on the 'Interests' tab found on the left menu.

As before, click the star icon on each card of interest to add (or remove) it from 'My News' .

Add or remove specific news sources from Microsoft News

You can also add your favorite news sources to Microsoft News or delete news sources you don't like. The news sources you like will appear in the 'My Sources' list .

To add or remove news sources, open the Microsoft News app on your computer and then click the 'Sources' tab in the menu on the left.

You can browse through individual categories or search for a news source (for example, BBC) using the search bar.

When you find the news source selected, click on the star icon in the lower left corner of the news card. To delete a source you don't like, click the star again.

The news sources you select will then appear in the 'My Sources' tab and will also appear as part of the selections in the 'My News' tab.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to completely hide any news sources you dislike from the Microsoft News app. Specific sources may still appear as featured news stories and in other parts of the application.

How to display local news in Microsoft News

For local news, the Local tab can be configured to display news for your current or favorite locations.

Click the Local tab in the left menu to access it.

To add a location to the application, click anywhere in the Local tab to display the search panel.

From there, enter a location and click on it to configure the News app to display news about that location.

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News shows news about a location

Once configured, if you want to move to another location, click the 'Locations' button found next to the search bar.

From here, search for a new location and click on it.

The Local tab will then update the news and categories for the new location.

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