Yahoo Updates App, Homepage

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Yahoo announced some updates to its mobile app and homepage in the U.S. making it easier to get to news and content and follow developing news stories.

The company says it looked at the latest mobile trends to guide its design of the new app and homepage.

"With this update, we’ve made it possible to sift through more content in less time," says Yahoo SVP Simon Khalaf. "You no longer need to open individual articles in multiple browser tabs; instead, you can simply scroll through related stories inline. Up top, our editors pick some of the most important stories you need to know, alongside content most relevant to you. For a more in-depth understanding of a story, see related stories by clicking the “heart” icon, or clicking through to find additional related stories below each article. Over time, as you click on more content, the Yahoo stream becomes more tailored to your interests. The more you use the app and homepage, the better your experience will be."

"News stories have the power to start meaningful conversations," he adds. "With tens of millions of you sharing your views daily as part of our vibrant community, we want to amplify your voice. We’ve made it easier for you to share your thoughts, engage and converse with each other about a particular topic or story. This new update surfaces comments directly in-line, making it easy to share and hear reactions from our community, in one place."

Stories now have follow buttons so you can receive notifications when a story is update.

The updated app is available in the the App Store and Google Play.

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