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Google announced new changes coming to Google News at its recent I/O developer conference, noting the new app would come with a brand new redesign, for an improved reading experience. The new version of the news app with AI support was earlier teased at the recently concluded Google I/O 2018 event. The updated app brings an all-new UI that's supposed to give you a faster, smarter briefing on the top news stories going on right now.

Further, the app showcases "Favourites" section, where a user can select prefered news sources, topics which the user is interested in, location-based news, can save news searches and stories (which can be read later). The new Google News is now available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store in 127 countries. This feature means users will not exclusively be served a biased selection of news, but will expose everyone to the same stories. You can sort by the latest stories, as well as topics such as business, technology, sports, science, entertainment, and health. Also, the app will learn from your habits, and serve you with better news selection over time. Google said last week that it plans to offer over 1,0000 magazine titles you can follow by tapping a star icon or subscribing to. You can also subscribe to a publication to view the latest coverage in mobile-friendly AMP standard.

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In an effort to work more collaboratively with publishers, a new feature due soon called "Subscribe with Google" will let outlets and websites offer subscription-based content. Users can use their Google account to avail of these offers once the feature is rolled out. It takes information from a whole bunch of sources to provide you with everything you need to know.

"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".


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