The New York Times is introducing a new form of storytelling designed specifically for the Apple Watch, according to a press release, as the newspaper will send out one-sentence stories “crafted specially for small screens.”
The one-sentence stories are meant to make it easy for Apple Watch users to quickly learn the important details of a story so they can “catch up in seconds” as they go about their day. These shortened stories will cover many of the popular sections of The New York Times, covering Business, Tech, Politics, Science, and The Arts.
While the stories won’t features paragraphs of text, each one-sentence story will also include photos and a bullet summary of the key facts. Interestingly enough, screenshots of the app shared by Time deputy tech editor Alex Fitzpatrick also show that emojis will be used.
The new app will also work with Apple’s Handoff feature for iPhones and iPads, allowing Apple Watch users to expand the story and read it on a larger device. There will also be a “Save for Later” feature for those who prefer to catch up on the news all at once.
The New York Times app for Apple Watch will go live on April 24, the same day Apple plans to launch the Apple Watch.