From Smartphones to televisions to Laptops, News is everywhere! But how you keep up with the news and how we get it is what’s more important. One of the most important announcements of Google I/O 2018 event was when Google unveiled its brand new News app which is tailor made to bring you the best news from around the world.
Google News App keeps your personal interests in consideration and offers the best news based on your likings. The app consistently works on smart machine learning algorithms and uses Artificial Intelligence to assess your interests. Remember the Newsstand app by Google? Yes, it is finally being replaced by Google News app which comes in a brand new makeover along with new designs and features.
Let’s take a look at Google News app features and see what all it has to offer us!
It Starts With Briefing
The initial section that welcomes you to the app is “Briefing”. Here you’ll find five most important news stories personally handpicked by Google based on your current location and interests. As there are a million of new stories and articles published across the globe, Google smartly curates the best content for you.
If you want more from a particular story then tap on the three dots icon right next to the story to get the relative stories on same topic. Similarly, if you aren’t interested in a particular topic or story then tap the three dots icon on the bottom of story.
As soon as you opt for full coverage if a particular topic interests you, you’ll be taken to a new “Full Coverage” window. This page is broadly divided into categories which include Top coverage, videos, From Twitter, Opinion and All Coverage.
In the Full coverage section you get curated news from around the world, and Google also offers a feature which allows you to read or listen to news sources of your choice.
Then comes the Headlines
This is the simple straightforward news section that stays common for all users, as it doesn’t tailor your personal interests. Here you will get a broader view of news happening around the world. Simply swipe left or right to explore more stories from a particular category.
Not impressed with Google’s Artificial Intelligence? Here’s what you can do to improve your news experience. In the Favorites tab you can help Google and inform it about your interests. You can explore various topics from across the globe and tap on the “+” button to add a new interests.
This is basically the App store for signing up to various news services. In this section you can subscribe to various news publications and sources. The Newsstand section includes both paid and unpaid subscriptions. So, if you want to sign up to new News subscription service, it’ll be billed on your respective Google Play Account.
So folks, here was a quick rundown of Google News app features. It is one amazing application which provides a balanced perspective of news from around the world while fueling up your interests and preferences. The app smartly scans millions of articles, comments, news stories podcasts from around the world to give you the best news experience.
Google News app is a cross platform application available for both Android and iOS users. The app will be slowly rolling out to more than 127 countries around the world. So, how excited are you to get your hands on the all new Google News app? Feel free to share your feedback in the comments box below!