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Google News gets a redesigned, more customizable UI on desktop

In celebration of Google News' 20th anniversary, Google has introduced a revamped UI for Google News on desktop. The updated UI focuses on offering users various customizations to help them catch up on stories that matter to them. Google says that it developed the new UI based on feedback from readers, and it should make...

Google launches News Showcase in Australia as it battles the controversial media code

In its bid to support journalism and help users find quality news, Google last year announced a new program called News Showcase, which pays participating news publishers a monthly fee for distributing high-quality content on Google’s news products. In December, Google rolled out some new updates to the program, giving users free access to select...

Google threatens to pull out Search from Australia over upcoming law

It's difficult to even imagine a life without Google Search, so much so that even the word "google" as a verb has become synonymous with searching for information on the internet. But for the people in Australia, they might have to consider such a future, as an upcoming law that requires Google to pay for...

Google News Showcase to provide free access to select paywalled stories

Google will soon provide readers with free access to paywalled stories in News Showcase, a service that supports news publishers by paying them to curate high-quality content. The announcement is part of a broader commitment from Google to help the public find quality news. Google said it will pay participating partners to provide readers with limited...

How to view a map of COVID-19 cases in Google News on Android

Google has added a new section in Google News that shows you a map of COVID-19 cases worldwide. In this section, you can easily check the total number of cases, recoveries, and deaths, along with helpful graphs illustrating the spread of coronavirus in a location, cases over time, and tests conducted. Additionally, the section lists...

Google News 5.20 tests letting you share “full coverage” links to trending news

A while back, Google took a big step to simplify their newsfeed experience with the revamped Google News Android app. It was one of the first apps to sport Google's new Material Theme design, and even then, it has matured a lot since it first launched. One appeal of the app includes the "Full Coverage"...

Google News tests dark theme for articles and upvote/downvote buttons in the feed

Based on your interests and some machine learning, Google News provides you a curated feed of news articles crawled from different publications and blogs across the Internet. You can also subscribe to specific publishers or read more about a specific topic with a simple tap of a button. To put it simply, it's a hub...

Google News rolling out support for bilingual news feed

Back in September, app teardown expert Jane Manchun Wong discovered a handful of features headed to Google apps. Among those features was the ability to choose multiple languages in Google News. Today, Google officially announced the ability to view stories in two languages in your news feed. You can now go into the Settings of the...

Several new features have been found in the Google Home, Google Photos, Google One, and Google News apps

Google is constantly adjusting and updating its wide assortment of apps. Every week it seems like people are finding small little tweaks here and there. One person who is always digging to find unreleased features is Jane Manchun Wong. She recently shared a handful of discoveries from the Google Home, Google Photos, Google One, and...

Google News 5.5 adds a Dark Theme

Getting news delivered to the public has become a focal point for many online services lately. Newspapers have been complaining for years that their revenue has dried up and they've switched to an online platform. However, some are still complaining as many are expecting to read the news for free. Google is hoping to help alleviate...

Google News adds more data saving features to save you bandwidth

Since Google News' redesign announced back in May, the company has been working to make it even better over time. Even though the application was entirely revamped with a new UI and new features, Google hasn't stopped there. A set of new data saving features are being rolled out globally which aim to save you...

Microsoft News is taking on Google News with new design and AI suggestions

The term "fake news" has become a common phrase over here in the United States over the last couple of years and it's started to make people question which news articles can be trusted. It's been reported that more than two-thirds of adults in the United States get their news from Facebook, and many don't...
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