Everything you need to know about the new Google News app

Everything you need to know about the new Google News app

Everything you need to know about the new Google News app

Replacing the neglected Newsstand service from Google, and seen as a direct competitor to the Apple News app, Google News is now available on the App Store...

The new AI-powered Google News app is created to help you find news stories you'll be interested, and make sure you get accurate reports from credible sources.

Filtering the news manually seems like a mammoth task at times, so the AI element of Google News aims to learn from what you read to serve you a better content selection as time passes.

To do this, navigate to the Favorites tab at the bottom of the app and start adding away.

It opens with a Briefing, which is a list of five stories that you should find interesting based on your preferences and location.

Trystan Upstill, Google News engineering and product lead said: "The reimagined Google News uses a new set of AI techniques to take a constant flow of information as it hits the web, analyse it in real time and organise it into storylines".

When there's a particularly heated or controversial story floating around, it's important to read up on it from as many viewpoints as possible.

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Your briefing - It can be almost impossible to keep up with every story you care about. If you don't care and want the new experience, expect a "cleaner" look, a "smarter" briefing, and a 360-degree view of big news stories that includes stories from multiple outlets, social media, and YouTube.

Google News for iOS comes at a time when Apple is putting an increasingly heavy focus on its own Apple News app.

The new Google News app is created to keep you up to date with current affairs, with stories from trustworthy sources.

To get a detailed idea of what Google News offers, iOS users can check out a replay of the 2018 I/O keynote presentation. Selecting a story means the user is greeted with a range of stories, videos and other content as well as a useful timeline of events. Autoplay Videos are also turned on out of the box, but you can choose to only play these when you're on Wi-Fi or turn them off altogether. So, if you don't have access to the new features right now, keep checking.

The app has four sections.

The brand new Google News experience that was announced last week at Google I/O is now widely available to just about everyone.

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