How To Turn Off Yahoo News Notifications?

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Yahoo has introduced many changes and updates to its platform. These updates and changes are not limited to Yahoo Mail but the other interface and functionalities of Yahoo News, Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Search, Yahoo Sports, etc.

As much as Yahoo has introduced these updates for the users’ convenience, the applications can prompt unwanted alerts at times. These notifications can disturb the users. The Yahoo News notifications are the most alerting considering its purpose of distributing news.

Such notifications can be blocked by making particular changes in the device’s App Settings. If you have the Yahoo Finance and News app installed on your phone or a subscription to Yahoo News, you can disable the unwanted notifications following the information on this page.


How to Disable Yahoo Notifications from Your Phone Settings

Disabling the Yahoo Notifications from your device depends on the type of device you own.

Android Device

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Tap on Manage App Notifications
  4. Find the Yahoo App.
  5. Turn off the toggle button to disable the notifications from Yahoo.

iOS Device

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Find the Yahoo App.
  4. Turn off the toggle button to disable the notifications from Yahoo.


How to Disable Yahoo Notification from the Yahoo App

The Yahoo application is also filled with all sorts of notifications that you may or may not require. Follow these steps to disable the app notifications.

  1. Open Yahoo Mail.
  2. Tap on the Profile icon on the top left.
  3. Tap on the notification bell.
  4. You’ll have three options-
  • “All the messages & features” allows you to enable Yahoo notifications.
  • “None” allows you to disable all notifications.
  • “Just the message categories I choose” allows you to enable the preferred types of notifications.


How to Disable the Yahoo Notifications for Coronavirus Updates

Considering the prevailing conditions of the pandemic, Yahoo has enabled the feature of alerting the users about Coronavirus updates. To disable these notifications, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Yahoo mail. 
  2. Tap on the Profile Icon on the top left corner.
  3. Tap on the notification bell.
  4. Turn off the toggle to disable the Coronavirus update notifications.


How to Cancel as well as Delete Yahoo News: Breaking & Local

Some users may be subscribing to the Yahoo News: Breaking & Local application. Disabling the notifications of this app would mean ending the subscription. Certain points are to be kept in mind while handling these subscriptions.

  1. If you have subscribed to a plan and haven’t canceled it manually, the plan usually renews itself considering you permitted it. 
  2. You may risk losing the trial content altogether when you have subscribed for a trial period and cancel the same.
  3. You must cancel the subscription manually at least 24 hours prior to the end of the trial period.


How to Cancel Yahoo News: Breaking & Local Subscription on iPad or iPhone

Canceling the Yahoo News: Breaking & Local Subscription follows a different process on different devices. Follow these steps on your iPhone or iPad to disable the Yahoo News: Breaking & Local Subscription. 

  1. Open Setting.
  2. Tap on your name.
  3. Select the Subscriptions tab.
  4. Tap on Apple ID.
  5. Sign in to your Apple account and scroll down to the Subscriptions button.
  6. Tap on Yahoo News (Subscription) to review.
  7. Select the Cancel option. 

However, if you can’t locate the Cancel Subscription button, then chances are that you have already canceled it. The subscription won’t be renewed anymore.


How to Cancel Yahoo News: Breaking & Local Subscription on Android devices 

As you cancel the Yahoo News subscription from your Android device, bear in mind that deleting the Yahoo News application won’t end the subscription. Therefore, follow these steps.

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Sign in to the account that has access to Yahoo News: Breaking & Local subscription.
  3. Tap on the menu and select Subscriptions.
  4. Select Yahoo News: Breaking & Local subscription to cancel it.
  5. Tap on Cancel Subscription.
  6. Finish the process as guided.

Once you have successfully unsubscribed from Yahoo News by signing in to Google Play, your future subscriptions on that device will remain canceled and won’t renew anymore.


How to Cancel Yahoo News: Breaking & Local Subscription on a Mac Computer

Canceling the Yahoo News subscription on a MacBook is different. Follow these steps.

  1. Open Mac App Store.
  2. Tap on your name displayed on the sidebar.
  3. Select the View Information tab and sign in if required.
  4. Locate the Subscriptions tab on the screen.
  5. Click on Manage.
  6. Select the Edit option beside Yahoo News: Breaking & Local app.
  7. Click on Cancel Subscription to end the subscription.

Ensure to enter the correct username and ID used to subscribe to Yahoo News to unsubscribe from the same whenever the time comes. It can sometimes differ between the Apple ID and the Android brand ID you’ve set up. Contact the application in case of forgotten passwords.


How to Disable Notification from Yahoo News on Windows PC

If you use a Windows PC and access Yahoo News on Google Chrome web browser, follow these steps to block the notifications from Yahoo News on your desktop.

  1. Open Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Click on More Options from the drop-down menu of the three vertical dots on the top right corner.
  3. Select the Settings option.
  4. Scroll down on the Settings page and click on Advanced.
  5. Visit the Privacy and Security section.
  6. Click on the Site Settings option.
  7. Select the Notifications option in the Site Settings section.
  8. From the three options in the Notifications section, turn on the Ask before sending (recommended) option.
  9. In the Block section, click on the Add button.
  10. Enter the URL of the website to block its notifications.
  11. Type the URL of Yahoo News ( in the space provided and click on the Add button.

This blocks the Yahoo News notifications on your desktop. Although these are the steps to disable Yahoo News notifications on a Windows PC, you can do the same for similar using conditions on your Windows mobile devices.


How to Cancel Yahoo News: Breaking & Local Subscription on PayPal

Most users enable subscriptions on the transaction platforms to make automatic subscription payments, such as PayPal. Here are the steps to follow for canceling the Yahoo News subscription on PayPal.

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click on the Setting tab.
  3. Select the Payments option from the menu.
  4. Click on Manage Automatic Payments in the Automatic Payments dashboard.
  5. Click on Yahoo News: Breaking & Local from the subscribed list of merchants to cancel your subscription. 
  6. Select the Cancel Automatic Payments tab to confirm your action of canceling the subscription to stop PayPal from making payments to Yahoo News.
  7. Click on Done to complete the process of un-subscription.


What to Do If You’re Subscribed Directly on Yahoo News’s Website?

Sometimes you may be subscribed to Yahoo News on its website and billed through payment providers other than the App Store, Play Store, or unsubscribe from Yahoo News in such situations, sign in to Yahoo News: Breaking & Local’s website. Alternatively, you can reach out to the page of the payment provider.

Generally, these are the steps you can consider to end your subscription in such situations.

  • Find the company’s information and reach out to their Payments or Help section.
  • If the payment provider has an app, you can contact Yahoo to help you get the app’s details on the App Store.


How to Delete Yahoo News: Breaking & Local from Your iPhone or Android

To delete Yahoo News: Breaking & Local in your iPhone, follow these steps.

  1. Tap and hold the Yahoo News: breaking & Local till it shakes and shows an X mark.
  2. Click on the X mark to delete the Yahoo News: Breaking & Local app from your iPhone.

Alternatively, you can apply the following method.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on General.
  3. Select iPhone Storage.
  4. Locate the Yahoo News app from the list of apps to delete it.

For iOS 11 and Above Versions, follow these steps.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select the General option.
  3. Click on iPhone Storage.
  4. Tap on the Offload Unused Apps option next to the Enable option.
  5. Click on the Enable button to offload the app from your device.


How to Delete Yahoo News: Breaking & Local from Android Devices

Finally, follow these steps if you own an Android device and want to eliminate the notifications and the Yahoo News: Breaking & Local app. 

  1. Open the Google Play app.
  2. Press the Hamburger menu icon on the top left corner.
  3. Go to the My Apps and Games section.
  4. Tap on the Installed option.
  5. Choose the Yahoo News: Breaking & Local app from the app list.
  6. Click on Uninstall to delete the app from your device.

Your Yahoo News app will be deleted from your phone.



Yahoo has enabled news alerts for the convenience of users. However, when that convenience is harmed, you need to get rid of it. You can, therefore, get rid of the Yahoo News notifications by disabling the app or turning off the notifications on the Settings of the respective device. 

Alternatively, you have already read through the various options to uninstall, delete, or uninstall the app from different devices.


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