Recently Google released their dedicated News app at the I/O conference. This amazing app has almost replaced Google News & Weather app and Newsstand, and has innovatively combined both these app features under one hood. It fetches news from around the world based on our interests and preferences in order to offer us a best news experience.
Here’s a quick glimpse of all awesome features that Google News app offers! But wait, that’s just not it. There’s still a lot to explore in Google News App. Check out these useful Google News tips and tricks to make the most our favorite news application.
Pin More News Topics in your Favorites Window
Google News app offers you tailor made news from around the world which happens to be one of its prime highlight. Google’s smart machine learning algorithms get to work to fetch us the best news content based on our current location and interests. But of you somehow think that Google is not doing a fair job, you can anytime add more news sources and topics and let Google know what you might be interested in.
To do so launch the Google News app on your device and then head on to Favorites Tab. Navigate to the bottom and start adding away new news topics and sources by tapping the + icon. In this way, Google will understand your preferences and will deliver you the best news stories from around the world.
There are times when we’re more than interested in a particular news topic say FIFA World Cup 18 or any maybe some other controversial story. For times like this when we want as many viewpoints as possible from multiple news sources then Google News app offers a “Full Coverage” section where it covers all news stories, tweets, videos and more related to that specific story. So, by using this Full Coverage section of Google News app you can browse through most trending topics which interest you the most. All you have to do is tap the multi colored button next to a news story and this will take you to the Full Coverage section.
Google News app has a beautiful intuitive interface—indeed! It features news with large image headers along with precise headings underneath which makes the interface appear stunningly beautiful. But you want more news stories to fit in the window, you can shrink down image sizes. To do so, tap on your profile icon on top right corner. Select Settings and then toggle the “Mini Cards” option.
Customize Data Preferences
If you don’t want your entire data plan to exhaust while catching up with current news affair, here’s what you can do. Google News app allows you to control and manage your data while making a few tweaks in settings. Head on to Settings and enable the “Data Saver” mode if it’s not enabled by default. Here you can also customize AutoPlay video settings whether you want it enabled or disabled on your account.
Are you utterly fond of magazines? Google News has smartly replaced the Newsstand app which we all were previously using to subscribe newspapers and magazines. Google News app now has a dedicated section for the same so that you can get rid Newsstand app and use Google News app instead. In the Newsstand section of the app you can browse through all your favorite newspapers and magazines, see any available discounts, and purchase a subscription without ever leaving the app.
So folks, these were a few useful Google News tips and tricks to make it great! Hope you loved these features. Let us know how much you love Google News app and don’t forget to share your views in the comments box below.