"Download Stories" Preference: Runs in the Background, or Only When the App is Opened/Running?

Question regarding a new preference in the Android App: “Download Stories - Periodically fetch stories in background”

Does this download stories for offline reading? More importantly, with that option selected, will Newsblur constantly be running in the background, downloading stories, or only when the app is opened/running? I guess I’m generally looking for more detail on what, exactly, this option does.

Loving the new app so far - thanks!


With that option enabled, the app will wake up a few times an hour and look for new stories. Otherwise it will look for them only when the app is running on screen. You can then read the stories offline either way, provided you are premium.

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Excellent - just what I was hoping to find out. Thanks.