Heather Kelly

San Francisco

Technology reporter

Education: New York University, BA in journalism

Heather Kelly is a reporter covering the ways technology affects everyday life, from family to finances. Based in San Francisco, she joined The Washington Post in 2019 after seven years at CNN, where she worked as a writer and editor.
Latest from Heather Kelly

Is it time to upgrade your smartphone? Our quiz can help you decide.

Should you upgrade your smartphone? Take our quiz.

May 13, 2023

Twitter could delete dormant profiles. Here’s how to save them.

Worried about old tweets from someone who has passed away? Here's how to save copies of them in case they are deleted.

May 10, 2023

Life after Twitter? Here are alternatives for anyone looking to leave

The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.

April 28, 2023

    What to know about Bluesky, as Dril and AOC join the new Twitter alternative

    The Jack Dorsey-backed Bluesky app could be Twitter’s doppleganger and has drawn some of Twitter’s bigger names.

    April 28, 2023

    How Facebook users can apply for a share of $725 million settlement

    Millions of Facebook users can get money back as part of a class action settlement over alleged Cambridge Analytica privacy violations.

    April 24, 2023

    San Francisco is a postcard from a driverless car future. Here’s what it’s like.

    In San Francisco, hundreds of self-driving cars are filling the streets, confusing and angering some residents while impressing bicyclists and tourists.

    April 24, 2023

    5 ways to love tech without killing the planet

    How to buy and use technology responsibly when you care about the Earth.

    April 20, 2023

    Netflix will finally stop mailing DVDs. These people will miss them.

    After 25-years, Netflix is ending its DVD subscription service. Many people still relied it on for hard to find titles and movies that didn't require an internet connection.

    April 18, 2023

    How to choose the best weather app

    How to choose the best weather app for daily forecasts and extreme conditions.

    April 4, 2023

    Utah governor signs bill to curb children’s social media use

    Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill into law Thursday that would impose sweeping restrictions that aim to curtal kid and teen use of social media apps such as Instagram and TikTok.

    March 24, 2023