Digg comes to Android

Alan O'Doherty
August 30, 2013

Digg, the social news service and RSS reader has launched an Android app.

According to a post on the Digg blog, an Android app had been the most common request from users over the past two months. An iOS version of the Digg Reader was launched in June, shortly after the release of the company’s RSS reader.

The Android App includes Digg’s news stories and RSS reader into a single package. The app also seems to have been designed with social media in mind and supports sharing to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, WordPress, Buffer, Dropbox and Google Drive as well as giving users the option to have their Diggs posted automatically to their Facebook timelines. It’s also possible to sort the items in your did reader by popularity to see which stories are the most talked about on the web.

However, the app still has a few loose ends to tie up like enabling the “Show Only Unread Items” view, giving users options to alter text size and display modes, as well as enabling automatic, background updating without any particular action from the user. Digg have stated that the app will continue to be updated, with updates being rolled out over the next few months.


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