Det Nye was first published in 1957. The target group of the magazine is women aged 18-25 years. The magazine was published on a monthly basis until 1989 when its frequency was shifted to 15-17 times a year. It is owned and published by Egmont Group. Its headquarters is in Oslo.
The target audience of Det Nye is young women aged 18-35 years. The magazine contains feature articles as well as material on careers, fashion, sex and relationships. The magazine also covers articles concerning the liberation of women. From September 2006 the chief editor was Elizabeth Skårberg. In 2008 Hanne Aardal was made the magazine's editor in chief. On 1 March 2011 Mari Midtstigen was appointed editor.