Change the information that News displays about your published article.
- Apple News Format
- Apple News API
Every article you publish has an article tile that provides information about the article. The article tile appears in the topic and channel feeds and in the reader’s For You feed.
To change the different parts of your article tile, modify the following properties:
video. Use the
thumbnailproperty in the article’s Metadata object to specify the image you want to use in the article tile. Optionaly specify the
videoproperty. When both
videoare provided, the videoURL is displayed in the article tile. See Preparing Image, Video, Audio, Music, and ARKit Assets.
title. Use the
titleproperty in the ArticleDocument object to specify the article’s title.
date. Use the
dateproperty in the article’s Metadata object to specify the date the article was published or most recently modified (after publication).
Accessory text properties. This is the text (like a byline or category label) that appears below the excerpt in your article tile. In the For You and topics News feeds, this text is the channel name. In channel and section News feeds, this text is (by default) taken from the
authorsproperty in the article’s Metadata object. You can override this default by specifying the
accessoryin the Create an Article request to the Apple News API. If neither
accessorycontains text, then the channel name is displayed in the article tile.
excerpt. Use the
excerptproperty in the article’s Metadata object to specify the summary of the article. Although it’s optional, try to include an excerpt for all of your articles.