The Dot is an experimental UK-based news app (in early beta test for iOS users) which recycles the Instagram Story format to deliver the news in a “digestible” way.

It publishes a short briefing every day, made of approximately 4 news stories broken down on several tappable cards. The minimalistic UI — with surprisingly lots of text and few images — makes it a pleasure to read, giving our brains some time to process the information mindfully. Bonus: you can sometimes react to the story with a small emoji-based poll.


Nothing revolutionary but it’s a fresh crossover between the Story and briefing formats, which have now become commonplace.

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