FT launches app for its digital paper

FT launches app for its digital paper

The Financial Times has launched an app version of the FT Digital Edition, a digital replica of the print newspaper designed for easy reading on any device.

The FT Digital Edition, previously known as the ePaper, allows users to skim through curated content published in the print edition of the FT. The app headline and article view, offline reading and audio, translation into 25 languages, and an archive dating back 10 years.

There are five regional editions, which include FT Weekend and HTSI. The FT Weekend Magazine is also available through the app on a weekly basis to readers outside of the UK for the first time.

“The FT Digital Edition app is the perfect companion for readers who want a sense of completion after consuming their daily news. It offers a curated beginning, middle and end to their FT experience wherever they are in the world,” said Nicola Halstead, director of print subscriptions and digital editions, in a statement.

Launched as a desktop product in 2015 and then as a standalone subscription in 2020, the FT has continued to invest in its ePaper offering to match growing demand, particularly outside of the UK. Globally, FT Digital Edition subscriptions have nearly doubled since 2019, and grown by 88 percent in the U.S, alone.