Google I/O 2018: Google News is bringing you personalized news feeds through AI

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : May 09, 2018 2:14 pm

The new Google News will allow users to stay updated with the news that they love, let them understand a story and give credits where deserved by supporting publishers.

Google is redesigning its Google News section as part of its announcement at the I/O conference in California. The revamped Google News will be home for new features like full coverage and newscasts to give you a heads-up on things going around you and across the world. 


For a start, the Google News update brings with it a new “For You” tab that lists five of your top stories pulled across different global and local headlines including the subscriptions you follow online. Moving over to Headlines, users can view the top stories worldwide including different tabs that sort your content from technology, business, and sports. 



‘Newscasts’ brings a catalogue of quotes and videos that will be available on a single topic when searched upon. The section would give you a gist of a story without needing the user to click on a news-piece. 


‘Full Coverage’ will allow a user to gather contents from a story through various new sources in such a way that a user gets all the different perspectives in which the news got published across the internet. In addition to how news sources have written a particular story, Full Coverage will also sort out different comments through social media platforms, stats and facts and FAQs specific to the story reached for. 


Google has confirmed that upon selecting a basic personalized list of choices, all users will be able to view the same content and listing at a given time, unfiltered. 


In case of Google News on smartphones, users will now be able to browse through and subscribe to over 1,000 publications. Users wouldn’t need to go through the payment process while subscribing since Google will take care of the same, instantly, with its ‘Subscribe with Google’ feature. Google News is currently available on iOS, Android, and web across 127 countries across the globe. 


At its annual I/O conference in Mountain View, California Google also announced the next version of its mobile operating system - Android P and updates to Gmail & Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Photos & Lens.

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