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Google News lands on iOS with sleek new interface

Google News lands on iOS with sleek new interface Google News lands on iOS with sleek new interface
Kristine Garrett | 16 May, 2018, 18:35

"Newsstand" is the last section of the new Google News app. The new version of the news app with AI support was earlier teased at the recently concluded Google I/O 2018 event.

Opening the app brings up the tailored "For You" tab which acts as a quick briefing, serving up the top five stories "of the moment" and a tailored selection of opinion articles and longer reads below it. Here, the user can mark out preferred topics, news or location-based information. The new Google News is now available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in 127 countries. The personalized section "For You" becomes better over time as the app learns what preferences individual users have when it comes to viewing news content. The AI element is created to learn from what you read to help serve you a better selection of content over time, while the app is presented with a clear and clean layout. The next section called "Headlines" offers a mix of latest news from sections such as India, World, Business and Sports among others. A useful option allows you to save your searches and stories for later. Along with the redesign, the updated Google News app now gives users news based on Google's AI and machine learning algorithms. With this new addition to the app, users can subscribe to media organizations who either offer a monthly subscription for web/print access or charge a monthly fee to bypass a web paywall. There's also a "Full Coverage" mode, which gives you a wide selection of content around a topic like editorial and opinion pieces, tweets, videos and a timeline of events.

"This approach means Google News understands the people, places and things involved in a story as it evolves, and connects how they relate to one another". The process of subscribing will use a user's Google account, and the payment information they already have on file.

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