inkl FAQs

inkl is a mobile platform for good journalism. We bring news stories from the world’s top news sources to your smartphone in a convenient, quick and affordable way.

You can sign-up either by using your Facebook or Twitter account or with your own email address and start reading right away.

Once you’ve had a chance to look around and get to know us a bit better, we’ll ask you to choose from one of two payment options and complete your account set-up.

We provide two easy and affordable payment options.

Unlimited Access is ideal for “newsphiles” who can’t live without their daily fix of news and current affairs. With Unlimited Access you pay $15 per month and get access to all the content in inkl.

Prepaid Access is ideal for anyone who is not yet sure about how much they’ll use inkl. With Prepaid Access you can set up your account with $10 and get charged 10 cents for every article you read. When your account balance gets down to $1, we’ll automatically top it up for you. Your account balance never expires, so you can come back and read articles today, tomorrow, next week, or next month.

And of course, if you start off with Prepaid and then want to switch to Unlimited, you can do that with the push of a button.

At inkl we believe that quality is worth paying for. And quality journalism, especially so.

Good journalism is a prerequisite of a healthy and functioning society. Yet, producing this content is expensive and difficult. So we want to ensure that the companies that provide this service can continue to do so for the foreseeable future, so that we can all enjoy the benefits of informed living, knowing that those in charge are going to be held accountable.

We hope you won’t. But if you do, you can cancel your account at any time. There are no fixed-term contracts, hidden fees, or other legal loopholes with inkl.

First of all, you might notice that there are no ads in inkl. This means that unlike some news sites which depend only on advertising, we can focus on showing you the stories that are the most newsworthy, rather than the ones you’re most likely to click on.

We determine whether a story is newsworthy based on its recency, the importance given to it by the publisher who created it (i.e., a story ranked #1 by the New York Times automatically gets a higher rank on inkl), and by location (i.e., for some categories like Sports and Politics local content is more relevant than international content and so we’ll give it a higher rank).

However, we intentionally do not try to pre-empt your interests and only show you stories that we think you want. It’s very important to us that inkl provide as complete and unbiased a view of the world as it can.

inkl works well out-of-the-box so that you can spend more time reading and less time configuring your account. However, and even though we try hard to provide a complete world view, we know that everyone has different interests, likes and dislikes. So here are 3 quick and easy ways in which you can personalise inkl.

First, you can rearrange sections of the home page to suit your tastes. If you love Sport and want to start your day that way, simply can drag the sport section to the top of the home page.

Second, you can filter out content that you’re not interested in. You can do this by title, by topic, or even by a specific topic within a specific title.

And finally, you can share reading lists with friends and follow others who have shared their reading lists with you.

We LOVE sharing news stories and we think the act of sharing should be effortless. So rather than having to share each story individually (although you can still do that if you like), you can simply view what your friends are reading and that way you can stay on top of the most important stories even when you’re pressed for time.

My Topics gathers articles containing topics that you've followed. By tapping on the My Topics tab at the top of the screen (right next to Lead Stories) you can see the most recent articles featuring the topics you've followed. Below each article is the relevant topic featured in the article.

Please note, if you haven't followed any topics, you won't see the My Topics section at the top of the screen. To enable the My Topics section just follow some topics! See 'How to follow topics' below. Then refresh your screen.

From My Topics you can browse these articles just like you would on any other page in inkl. If you're using the inkl app (iOS or Android) you can also change the order in which the My Topics tab appears in your navigation by selecting Settings > Sequence.

How to follow topics

At the end of most articles published in inkl is a set of topics describing the most important concepts, people, places and organisations in that article. To follow one of these topics, simply tap on it, then tap '+ Follow' on the topic page which appears. You can follow as many topics as you like.

How to unfollow topics

To unfollow a topic, simply select Menu > Your Topics and de-select from the list.

Rather than trying to be all things to all people, our goal is simply to keep you informed everyday about the stories that matter most. This is why we only partner with the top news organisations around the world and we don't feature non-news content.

If you're looking for a local news title that isn't on inkl as yet, email us at and let us know.

If you're a publisher who is interested in partnering with inkl, please email us at

To cancel a membership please send us a mail at with the subject line 'Cancellation'.

inkl only uses your data to deliver the best possible news experience. We don’t use it for advertising purposes or make it available to third parties for their marketing purposes.

You can learn more about our privacy policy here.

If you want to know what personal data we collect, to update your personal data or to have it permanently deleted please contact us at