Reduce ad interference on the mobile app by using the external browser

At Ground News, we value our subscribers and strive to provide the best news reading experience. We understand that external ads can sometimes be intrusive, affecting your overall enjoyment of the content. That's why we're excited to introduce our External Browser feature, designed to give you a smoother news reading experience with fewer interruptions.

Why Use the External Browser?

  • Less Ad Interference: Experience less interference from external ads and pop-ups.

  • Smoother Reading: Enjoy a seamless reading experience with improved performance.

How to Use the External Browser

Here's a guide on how to use it to minimize ads and enhance your mobile reading experience:

Locate the External Browser Icon:

  1. Open the article you wish to read on the Ground News app.

  2. Look for the External Browser icon situated in the top right corner. This icon, resembling an open book, signifies our External Browser feature (aka "Reader View").

Tap to Activate:

  1. Once you've identified the article you want to read, tap on the External Browser icon. The article will now open in our External Browser, providing you with a more immersive and distraction-free reading experience.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why am I still seeing ads with a subscription? Ground News does not actually sell any ads at all. The ads you see come from the external websites you are visiting. We cannot control or remove their ad content as those news outlets rely on ads for revenue. Ground News is subscriber-supported and does not make any revenue from the external ads you might come across.

Can I still use the app's internal browser? Absolutely! The choice is yours. The internal browser makes it easier to navigate between news sources, but if you'd prefer a more immersive reading experience with fewer external ads, try our External Browser by tapping on the icon.

Are there any additional charges for using the External Browser? No, the External Browser feature is free to use. There are no extra charges.

What if I encounter any issues? If you experience any difficulties or have questions, please reach out to our support team at We're here to help!

Your Feedback Matters!

We value your feedback and are continuously working to enhance your Ground News experience. Try out the External Browser, and let us know what you think at . Your insights help us make Ground News even better!