With a new design that enables you to follow both local and international news on one screen, Google News is updating its desktop website. The redesign makes it simpler to keep up with news on themes and locations that are important to you by putting Your Briefing, Local news, and Top Picks sections on a single page in various columns.
The headlines section and the weather widget were previously displayed first when you signed into Google News. By scrolling down or clicking on these subjects in the sidebar, readers may access other sections including World, For You, and Local news.
To make room for extra columns like Local news and Top selections, the redesign moves all subjects from the sidebar to the top of the page. On the top right of the screen, a little area is now occupied by the weather widget. Through a desktop website, Google has attempted to imitate the experience of reading a newspaper or magazine.
“This update is only the most recent method we are reaching users all around the world with local news. When Google identifies local news content that is pertinent to a user’s search, we updated a feature on Google Search last year so that readers everywhere may now view a carousel of local news items. This makes it simpler for customers to locate articles from regional news outlets, the business claimed in a statement.
Additionally, you can choose the subjects you wish to view on the home page and even change the order in which they appear by clicking the customise option next to the Your topics area.
The updated Fact Check section in the new Google News now includes the original claim and verified evaluation for further context. Google introduced a new “highly cited” label in search earlier this year to draw attention to a story’s primary source.
The business said that, as a result of the new copyright law, Google News is returning to Spain after an absence of eight years. According to the company, Google News is currently available in 125 countries and 40 languages, and it sends 24 billion clicks every month to publishers’ websites.
To encourage independent journalists and small news organisations to publish unique stories, Google announced that it is now accepting applications for its News Equity Fund. Except for China and Russia, the company will accept applications until July 21 from nearly all nations.
Google secretly withdrew its appeal yesterday against a €500M French antitrust news licence fine. This happened when the French government recognized the company’s behavioural commitments made in December. Google stated in a blog post that it had agreements for content with more than 150 local media.