The Washington Post APK

Version 4.40.2 -
Last updated: 2020-06-30

The Washington Post apk

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Download Version 4.40.2 (1355)
Apk Size97.93 MB
App DeveloperThe Washington Post
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.2.x and up

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The Washington Post is washingtonpost,android,news,magazines,washington,post, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.8 by 5 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit The Washington Post website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.2.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.40.2 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 1149+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Enjoy every story, feature and insight from The Washington Post with our classic app for your smartphone and tablet. Stay informed with award-winning national and international news, PLUS complete local news coverage of the D.C. metro area. Scan top headlines for must-read stories. Get fresh perspectives on the world from Post bloggers. Read stories wherever you are with convenient offline reading. This app brings you everything daily Washington Post readers enjoy—along with extra benefits for added mobile convenience. Free to download, subscribers enjoy unlimited access.

App ChangeLog

  • To help you stay informed, our editors are curating links to key information about the pandemic, and placing them at the end of each coronavirus article.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

create accounts and set passwords
Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

toggle sync on and off
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In-App billing
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receive data from Internet
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read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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  1. Martin H. Birnie-avatar

    Martin H. Birnie


    Update as of 3/23: We're going to get the subscription for both our phones....honest reporting is needed now more than ever to get the existing adminstration voted out. Getting used to the app and how it works. Love the content... update to this that app a bit better now. Citizens need multiple sources of reliable information to keep Trump Toadies at Bay. Trump is jeopardizing the First Amendment with his constant attacks... Update on 5/2: very satisfied with the reporting.

  2. sam Clune-avatar

    march This app is like a slot machine. You paid for it? Right? I did. It's supposed to be a newspaper. That implies that the user is reading in the application? Good luck with that. Good luck with not being assulted by flashing lights for the time it takes to read a sentence. The application is most like a slot machine, not like a newspaper in it's user experience.

  3. John King-avatar

    wiki As a paperboy from the age of 10, who actually started reading the things at 14, I love my printed paper. But to be honest, the digital version is now quite good. We need a robust free press, now more than ever. Support it with a subscription!

  4. Ken Mitton-avatar

    aktie This is one of the better and well maintained newpaper, in digital space, Apps. Of course it is formated for small phone screens, but also will load and read the newpaper style layout if you desire. News alerts are customized to topics I want. A good price per month for news because democracy does die in darkness. We need the free press more than ever. Dr Ken Mitton.

  5. Robert Steele-avatar

    film I enjoy the intelligent, well researched articles. My go to news source for politics, world affairs, insightful analysis and opinions. One small complaint concerns the app - it would benefit from a more efficient navigation scheme.

  6. M Large-avatar

    democracy dies in darkness I am new to the Washington Post. There is a lot to get familiar with. I love having comics again! I like being able to read the "actual" paper, if I choose. After a few months, I find myself fully engaged by every issue. A few months later... Still loving it. Still discovering new columns and features. Love the in-depth reporting , especially during the pandemic.

  7. Pete Clapham-avatar

    online I have used two different Post apps, one with a blue icon and one with a black and white one. The blue one bordered on unusable. If I was forced to use it, I would have cancelled my subscription to the paper. The black and white one lets me find what I want to read quickly and efficiently. It's great.

  8. VickieBillings-avatar

    amazon I already spend way too much time reading the NYT but Amazon had an offer I couldn't refuse plus I get to read Eugene Robinson. Wonderful paper, the news I want, with entertainment, travel and even comics for hubby. Easy to use app on my kindle. Good because NYT has changed and can only be read on my phone. So WaPo is now my first read. You can even read the local DC version.

  9. Bruce MacDonald-avatar

    Bruce MacDonald


    news I don't like the app interface. When scrolling through an article my finger accidentally highlights text. This causes the app to jump in place as it highlights the text making my reading experience confusing. The Washington Post is an excellent paper but the app needs this bit of improvement.

  10. MorganMusic7-avatar

    vietnam papers I love keeping up on all the news with WaPo in my in-box! It offers a wide range of national and international news along with other interesting stories from the worlds of science, entertainment, health and human interest. Great, in-depth articles and investigative reporting. Thanks WaPo!!

  11. Vicki Waldron-avatar

    Although I upped my subscription to a year, after the trial period, I now cannot access any article. When I click on a headline on the WP home page a notice to pick and pay for (I have!!) a subscription pops up. Grrrrr

  12. Gary Gavlick-avatar

    Washington Post is excellent news source. Give it a 4 star instead of 5 because I prefer the previous online format. Now the different sections seem to share duplicate articles. Also there is no longer a comics section. As a news source it is world class.

  13. DAVID DOBRANSKY-avatar



    Stopped getting paper newspaper. Got it primarily for crossword and comics. And read the insane editorials. Just plain got tired of bad reporting! So I got WP and found a reason to begin reading the newspaper because it!!! Read with coffee, read with lunch and read after dinner. Find I'm a much more interesting person when I can contribute good information to a conversation. THANK YOU. Like all your reporters. Current affairs are reported fairly. Really love yonz!!!

  14. Javier Castro-avatar

    Great app. You can read the paper traditionally or browse sections the way you want to. As for the content, the articles are fantastic. They try to get opinions from all sides. And the reporting is really great and timely.

  15. Rebecca Dunger Peak-avatar

    Rebecca Dunger Peak


    Trusted source of information. I appreciate that I have this full resource at my fingertips, especially during this global pandemic. As others have shared stories from other news outlets they have often cited the WaPo in their articles. I am able to go back to the source who actually uses original source material. The WaPo reporters do their research.

  16. Christine Graham-avatar

    Christine Graham


    Admire the well researched content and up to the minute news coverage. The app has been stable and reliable.

  17. alexia johnston-avatar

    alexia johnston


    I have not been able to share with others unless they also have a subscription. However, I am Impressed with the amount of important information that I receive and how quickly it is reported. As a senior, I appreciate the discounted access.

  18. Steve C-avatar

    Frankly I liked the old layout better. But I've adapted and its fine. Easy to navigate. I miss the comments sections.

  19. Tom H-avatar

    I purchased a 12 month subscription to WP as a Christmas present to myself as I felt 2020 was going to be a newsworthy year. Little did I suspect! WP has excellent news coverage with timely updates.

  20. Rachel Dayton, RN, BSN-avatar

    Rachel Dayton, RN, BSN


    Great app, easy to navigate through all the news I wanted And find stories I didn't know I needed to read... Am better informed than I wanted to be. Great quality of the best things in s and s.

  21. T V-avatar

    the auto zooming of the print is annoying and doesn't always work smoothly. and the scrolling is awful often causing an accidental side swipe to a new article. needs work. content is very good.

  22. Marissa Lock-avatar

    This app was awesome before the update. It was clear and concise. The new platform is overwhelming. There's too much going on.

  23. Hans Harms-avatar

    Every time when I want to reload, I have to watch this ridiculous splash animation. It doesn't skip and takes way too long. After three times, uninstalled

  24. Stacey Graham-avatar

    Thought-provoking articles. Fact-based stories. Great opinions and editorials. Well-researched and often breaking news articles. Love it!

  25. iRasfree Nyabinghi-avatar

    iRasfree Nyabinghi


    Great articles, very thorough reporting on politics and global happens in foreign affairs. Need to see more on science, technology and the environment.

  26. Husejin Dervic-avatar

    Excellent app for news and more. Plenty of options for push notifications.

  27. Neil Hunt-avatar

    Pretty easy to use, I end up reading news mostly on here rather than computer or print or iPad because it's so convenient to have already in my hand

  28. Susan Ella T-avatar

    Great updates on current events. Interesting stories I would not normally explore on my own. Non-biased, honest and trustworthy reporting.

  29. Jason D'Amour-avatar

    It's mostly a good app, but the main annoying thing is that a Post story linked from Twitter does not connect with the app. It will open in your browser instead.

  30. Rob Stursberg-avatar

    Lengthy articles with excellent information. Objective not subjective. Very easy interface online to read the paper.

  31. Dean Simonich-avatar

    Consistent clear and informative coverage of important issues. Also, same level presentation in multiple articles providing background to the main stories.

  32. Marcus Rice-avatar

    The app has a pretty nice interface and I like that I can have the digital paper downloaded automatically onto my phone. However screen real-estate is a problem. The top banner has the Post's logo, the navigation button, the back button and a share button. This portion takes up too much space. The bottom banner, which has an ad for some reason even if you're a paying subscriber, is also too big since you can't get rid of it. It makes using the app as a whole much less pleasant than the website.

  33. Anindita Roy-avatar

    One of the most well written news articles you can find anywhere. Though I find the political articles are sometimes a bit biased towards the left (and I am a liberal myself). I end up reading multiple news sources to get a clearer picture of current affairs. But for everything else, Post and NYT reign supreme.

  34. Dovydas Jokšas-avatar

    Dovydas Jokšas


    When I click on live updates, it brings up a blank white screen. Live updates used to work fine for me before, but not anymore.

  35. Genie Stelnicki-avatar

    Genie Stelnicki


    The articles are interesting, well researched well written, but I wish that there was access to more than the selected articles.

  36. Roger Rochester-avatar

    Roger Rochester


    I love WP, but the app is flawed. I can log into it directly without trouble, but when directed to an article a friend has recommended on social media, my subscription is not recognized. Then when I log on directly, I cannot find the article. This is stupid, unnecessary, and aggravating. I do not want my subscription managed through another app, but want it recognized.

  37. Arthur Schroeder-avatar

    Arthur Schroeder


    Absolutely phenomenal. I wish I could rate 10 stars. The app is great and easy to use. The content is far superior to most other newspapers. Articles are so well thought out and written, with such great details and information, that I find myself continuing to read article after article. Thank you, Washing Post, for continuing to provide our democracy with the information we need, to make informed decisions and for our daily lives. Keep shining the light.

  38. Philip Mershon-avatar

    I haven't lived in the District for decades, but it's so great to be able to read my old hometown newspaper again with this app.

  39. séain Gutridge-avatar

    séain Gutridge


    Easy to navigate interface. Prompt and timely akerts. Good look and feel. My hometown paper is doing its mobile app right.

  40. Sherri Beverly-avatar

    I enjoy the well written articles, editorials, opinions, etc. of The Washington Post. I also enjoy print copies of newspapers, there is nothing better than reading a newspaper in hand. Also like USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, other newspapers when I can get them. Like reading treatments of the stories in different papers. I love reading and do believe in freedom of the press. The Washington Post is an excellent newspaper, keep up the good work. Will be subscribing at later date! Great 💟

  41. Karsten Hoeft-avatar

    I gave 5 stars at the beginning, now only 3. I don't know why, but suddenly, clicking on an article does not take you to the article, but to the whole section and you have to browse through that to find what you wanted to read. Then I get reminded of subscribing, although I am already a premium subscriber and logged in. Maybe your software team has got covid19 in which case they are excused, but otherwise I am not impressed.

  42. Deb DeBolt-avatar

    Love the notices that keep me current on all things "news". I trust the info and the writers. Excellent news source.

  43. Adam Aiken-avatar

    Easy to use, regularly updated and a comprehensive read.

  44. sumanth siri-avatar

    I'm not able to download print edition newspaper of the prescribed date. I think my subscription is of no use.

  45. Judd Rogers-avatar

    works well, easy to use, like the dark mode. Very clever long form pieces. The new virus briefing work very well ok a phone

  46. Tim Sands-avatar

    Seems like 100% is devoted to virus. Need something of value to read to help in a positive way look at what else is going on.

  47. Mike Bauer-avatar

    This app is absolutely phenomenal. Reading Today's Paper is a breeze simply scroll through the paper and to get a better reading experience simply click the articles you want to read. Also provides the ability to listen to each article as well. As a software developer myself, I've been seriously impressed with the user experience this app provides.

  48. GareNY-avatar

    The newspaper of record. A source of true, honest reporting. And this app makes it easy to always have this wonderful news source available.

  49. Amar Shrivastava-avatar

    Amar Shrivastava


    My favorite news app. Their reporting is great and the app makes it easy to digest their content. This is the only news app I pay for now.

  50. Ted Gurtner-avatar

    Great App....Real Journalism. Real News....Based on FACTS....Reality based Insight and Analysis....NOT the Fake Nooz that Trumpies must feed on to survive....NOT the Fake Nooz that Trump and the Faux "News" Channel gush non-stop like broken faucets, to slake the thirsts of bigots and dolts.

  51. Alexandra Witkin-New Holy-avatar

    Alexandra Witkin-New Holy


    Great news service. All kinds of sections. Very easy to use.

  52. Tyler Mace-avatar

    This app sends many notifications, which isn't internally bad. It's that when I click to open an article it notified me about, it takes FOREVER. Washington Post, why did you interrupt my attention to deliver me news, if you're not really ready to show me that news? What is taking so long to load the article, and why didn't you load it first before you sent me a notification?

  53. Malcolm Mitchell-avatar

    Malcolm Mitchell


    Easy to read. Well focused articles and editorials. Appropriate photos. Facts are facts and opinions are clearly separated from the news pieces.

  54. Randy Hiseley-avatar

    Well written and comprehensive. Despite what Trump says it gives all sides of a news story.

  55. Lisa Marsh-avatar

    I'm a subscriber, yet, the app won't let me print. It keeps asking me to subscribe. When I try to login with my subscription account via Amazon, the screen goes blank but won't let me print the article. If I try to go back, I'm in the subscription loop again. It's infuriating. None of my other digital subscriptions do that to me.

  56. Brandon Stephen-avatar

    Brandon Stephen


    This app is a bit buggy. Whenever I'm reading an article and the ads on the page refresh to display a different ad, the entire article jumps up/down. This causes me to lose my spot and I find myself searching long articles for where I left off. This happens every 30-60 seconds.

  57. Jon F. Rawlinson, PE-avatar

    Jon F. Rawlinson, PE


    Top notch. The app gives you that real newspaper feel, and it performs nicely.

  58. Patrick Bates-avatar

    Using the free covid-19 offering, but too many links leading to only paid articles, i guess in hopes that I'll subscribe. There are others that I fo subscribe to that ste better value

  59. Donald Greist-avatar

    I like that you can also see the actual newspaper as it would appear in print. Nytimes doesn't allow that for some reason.

  60. Larry Lowndes-avatar

    Anecdotal and subjective, but I find myself using this WAPO app way more than my NYT app. Plus the fact that WAPO has a great widget means I can see the news on my home screen

  61. Carey Watkins-avatar

    I am enjoying my subscription and especially enjoy the Post Most. One criticism is that there are editing/writing errors so obviously I (a non professional) catch them. I hold WP to a high standard and am disappointed in this. Also, I receive notifications but they often don't link to the article. They just go to the home page and I have to search for the information.

  62. Mike Koch-avatar

    Deleted my review?! Is fine, I'll just keep putting it back. App keeps telling me I need to log in. WP has to send a one-click login via email, and it works every time. But then 2 clicks later, says I need to log in again - and am prevented from reading articles. No help from support, chat bot is useless, submitting ticket from app failed 3 times. I WANT to support, but whoever is in charge of the app doesn't seem to care about keeping customers. I have canceled my paid subscription.

  63. brad robinson-avatar

    One of the best news sources I have found. Good in-depth coverage of National issues. Definitely a top 5 news sour ce.

  64. Rich Corby-avatar

    Always one of my go-to sources of accurate information. I subscribed when I was in DC with Army Materiel Command and later in Vietnam and the Post was always my connection to true facts...still is.

  65. Mel Ingalls-avatar

    Love the headlines and the intros. Wish full accesses were more reasonably priced.

  66. Karen Cooksey-avatar

    Easy to upload & access & well worth the little bit of money a month to get trusted accurate timely info. 👍

  67. Jenn Dorsey-avatar

    Style and layout of the online newspaper is very easy in the eyes!

  68. Sheila Myers-avatar

    Love it! 🥰 it's great to have news and views you can trust anytime you have time.

  69. Liz Johnson-avatar

    Site is very well laid-out & easy to use. I set my phone to show me Wa Po news alerts as numbers next to icon on home screen, so l can see when news has happened. Once you look at new items, just by opening the alerts page, the icon counter disappears. I really have no other site that makes itself as convenient to use. Husband and l are news junkies who get 6 magazines or newspapers. And check CNN a few times a day. WaPo site lets me skip checking the TV. It's ALWAYS the first to know.

  70. Amanda Pollock-avatar

    Still cannot use the app on my Pixel 2. I have reached out for support at least 2x now. I pay for a subscription, and I cannot read any articles on my phone past the first article. Even when i force stop the app, the issue persists. I have uninstalled and the issue persists. I can only read WaPo with my computer and that is not ideal for me and how i consume my news alerts. Please, for the 3rd time, address this review. I have reached out to WaPo customer service repeatedly!!

  71. Paolo Ursino-avatar

    Would be great and 5 stars if it wasnt that sometimes opening an alert takes you to a completely different news, which is annoying.

  72. Matt Cincotta-avatar

    Easy to use, well organized app. Thoughtful and intelligent journalism. Most of the time.

  73. Kenneth Lantier-avatar

    Kenneth Lantier


    It's better than I thought it would be and not as bias as many have stated I have a free subscription from Amazon and it's worked out pretty good I would recommend it

  74. Roy Banner-avatar

    Enjoyed ready, always well thought out, the app is excellent, the news is better.

  75. A Google user-avatar

    I love wapo, the best newspaper I've read in all my travels. Been reading it for 15 years. The app is Handy since it puts the paper on my phone but I would prefer to read the print edition by default, and to let me take several days to read the Sunday paper, as it is on Wednesday the app decides I need to read the 'Most Read' articles and I have to go back and find my place in the Sunday paper. On the web version I have not found the print edition. All this to say I will continue to get wapo.

  76. Roger Christensen-avatar

    Roger Christensen


    Like the ability to see variety of news throughout the day. Current news is shared and appreciated. Keep up the good work.

  77. David Newell-avatar

    Links don't seem to work correctly. Clicking on an article does not take you to that article but too a more general page that may contain the info somwhere. It makes a very frustrating experience and is not the same behaviour as the webpages which seem to work correctly. Cannot recommend while it behaves like this

  78. Walsh Amite-avatar

    Great app, great paper. So good to know there are still parts of the US where reason rules and noses are another color than White House brown. Viva the WP!

  79. Charlie Seymour Jr-avatar

    Charlie Seymour Jr


    "New app" at WaPo. I liked the older app better... the one where story after story flowed better than this one.

  80. William Mason-avatar

    Very easy to read and understand. Also works well on all my devices.

  81. Jonas Park-avatar

    I like the coverage and the quality of writing. Refreshing to read something well written.

  82. Kenzie Palmer-avatar

    The content itself is great! The only issue I take up is with the app itself, some articles re-direct you to a web browser and say you need to log in for access to the article. It becomes frustrating at times, especially when it doesn't allow you to log in.

  83. Roy Nwaisser-avatar

    One star for the simple reason of massive bloat. Their developers are just lazy. NY Times app is 25mb yet this app is 100mb, it's massive, probably bigger than any app on your phone right now including games. And it's 100mb before any content is even downloaded. Would love for Wapo to respond with an explanation for this massive bloat.

  84. Barbara Woodson-avatar

    Barbara Woodson


    I've been a subscriber for several years & appreciate the great writing, indepth stories & news.

  85. davyd mayson hyll-avatar

    davyd mayson hyll


    wish I could bookmark articles of interest. content is spot-on, however.

  86. John Harrison-avatar

    Full of useful and interesting content. Better, in my view, than the NYT, though I subscribe to both.

  87. John Roberts-avatar

    I enjoy the Washington Post reporting both in print and on television I find them brutally honest and open. I find Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker two journalists that I look forward to on a weekly basis

  88. Alex Champion-avatar

    I used to just get articles as they appeared on my facebook news feed but the app lets me browse, which is more satisfying. It simulates the newspaper reading experience where I come across articles I might not otherwise have read or seen, either because they seem less interesting out of context or the Post isn't pushing them on social media.

  89. Adolph Humphreys-avatar

    Adolph Humphreys


    The Washington Post App works well and is helpful in accessing the information and news provided by the newspaper.

  90. Sylvia H Ramos-avatar

    Love it ..i can see the news like a newspaper or the various stories.

  91. Kay Sellers-avatar

    Excellent coverage with intelligent writing. Nice of them to keep us informed regarding Covid-19 issues without charge.

  92. Ash White-avatar

    I am based in the UK and also subscribe to the Guardian. I believe the Washington Post is vital in these challenging times. I love the fact based reporting!

  93. jed kaplowitz-avatar

    Easy to use app. Well written with smart journalists. But of course, it's the Washington Post.

  94. John Spalding-avatar

    Excellent coverage. Get breaking news and great insight pieces. All the news that keeps our demo- racy alive.

  95. lefthree 806-avatar

    As a Brit, keeping up to date with US affairs from a trusted outlet is important in these dark times. Great writing and articulate opinions is a particular strength compared to many of its competitors. One thing, I'd like it if when I click on a notification it didn't open on my previous item instead of the new article that I've been notified about.

  96. Brian Pike-avatar

    Real news, in depth journalism, and thoughtful opinions. The Washington Post has been delivering real news to readers for 150 years. Meanwhile Fox News just makes up the news it wishes was true.

  97. Timothy Davis-avatar

    I like the news from WP, but I wish they didn't throw "upgrades" at you to see most of the articles. I like that you can read the breaking news articles from your notification, but you can't read the related articles linked because of the aforementioned reason. Either way, solid news app, like the source.

  98. Stephen A. Hoenig-avatar

    Stephen A. Hoenig


    Super easy-to-use. It's fast and you can find what you're looking for. Love the ability to display and download a copy of the printed paper. It all looks amazing. Best newspaper app ever. To bad this app won't run on my Kindle. (I wonder why.)

  99. BONNIE Morgan-avatar

    A wonderful resource! I can skim over a variety of subjects each day and have the option of reading in-depth articles on developments of concern to me. I have opted into various e-mail updates during the day. Keeps me busy and well-informed as I hunker-down to avoid the virus. THANK YOU!!

  100. Patrick Davitt-avatar

    In these times, I am so happy to be able to have coverage that is comprehensive, both broad and deep.