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Google rolls out a redesigned News service for everyone

Google rolls out a redesigned News service for everyone

The most notable aspect of the new Google News UI is the addition of "Fact Checked" block. Google has just launched a major overhaul of the site, focusing on not just changing the look, but also improving navigation and giving more balanced coverage to stories. The Google News page now has three tabs on top of the homepage - Headlines section, Local section and a For You section (personalised search results).

At the top of the page there is a new navigation bar for "Headlines", "Local" and "For You".

There are also Story cards which Google has introduced to help promote different perspectives, but at the same time there is a fact-checking feature (for people in the USA at least) that lets readers read up on claims made in stories. Upon signing in, users can personalize the "Local" and "For You" tabs.

Google News for the desktop has been redesigned by Google to make the desktop version of the service "more accessible and easier to navigate".

When it comes to the content of the information being presented, Google has made a decision to wade into the issues related to identifying reliable news sources. In "Local", one can track stories from any part of the world - from your hometown to where you do business to where you went to school.




Google has also included "Story" cards, which help readers get different aspects of the top trending story, in the form of "Highly Cited", "Opinion", etc. It offers genuine news content, which has undergone several reviews.

Publishers won't have to make any changes as to how they submit their stories to Google News, by the way.

While this update is now only available to readers in America, this will roll out to other countries soon. All of the new tools Google added in recent years, including real-time coverage, fact checks and support for videos, remain in place. This way you can see additional context on stories immediately even as you are scanning. All of this has been replaced by one universal button for all. And to make Google News personal, new capabilities allow you to name your custom sections, edit existing sections, type in interests you want to see in the "For You" stream, and identify news sources that you want to see more (or less) of.

Google says the update is rolling out to users around the globe over the new few days. We hope the new design enables you to easily access quality journalism, bolstered with meaningful insights and comprehensive coverage.


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