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How to Open Wall Street Journal Articles from Safari in Apple News

A few weeks ago I received an extended trial of Apple News+. I’m not a big fan of subscriptions and try to avoid them, but that’s become increasingly impossible recently. There are three news websites I check daily:

The Wall Street Journal’s paywall in particular has been such a pain in the ass to me that I have vowed to never subscribe to them again. Anyone who has ever subscribed and then tried to cancel their WSJ subscription can attest to why I feel that way.

But the content is good enough that it enticed me to give Apple News+, which includes WSJ content, a try. For the past month or so I’ve been reading all of the WSJ articles I wanted to (averaging 3 to 5 per day) using this clunky procedure:

  1. Navigate to in Safari.
  2. Click on the link to the article to open in a new tab.
  3. Go to the article tab and copy the article title, then paste it into the Apple News app’s Search field.
  4. Click the result to read the article in the Apple News app.

I knew this was clunky and dumb but figured it was required due to an insistence on the WSJ. Turns out I was wrong!

This should save you a few clicks.

To open a Wall Street Journal article from Safari in the Apple News app, you simply use the Share button and then select Open in News.