Google teased a new version of its News app with AI smarts at its I/O occasion final week, and immediately that revamped app landed for iOS and Android gadgets in 127 international locations. The redesigned app replaces the earlier Google Play Newsstand app.
The concept is to make discovering and consuming information simpler than ever, while offering an expertise that’s custom-made to every reader and supportive of media publications. The AI factor is designed to study from what you learn to assist serve you a greater number of content material over time, whereas the app is introduced with a transparent and clear structure.
Opening the app brings up the tailor-made ‘For You’ tab which acts as a fast briefing, serving up the highest 5 tales “of the moment” and a tailor-made number of opinion articles and longer reads under it.
The subsequent part — ‘Headlines’ — dives extra deeply into the most recent information, masking international, U.S., enterprise, know-how, leisure, sports activities, science and well being segments. Clicking a narrative pulls up ‘Full Coverage’ mode, which surfaces a spread of content material round a subject together with editorial and opinion items, tweets, movies and a timeline of occasions.
Favorites is a tab that enables customization set by the consumer — with out AI. It works as you’d think about, letting you mark out most popular subjects, information sources and places to filter your reads. There’s additionally an choice for saved searches and tales which could be rapidly summoned.
The remaining part is ‘Newsstand’ which, because the title suggests aggregates media. Google mentioned final week that it plans to supply over 1,0000 journal titles you may comply with by tapping a star icon or subscribing to. It at the moment appears a bit sparse with out particular journal titles, however we anticipate that’ll come quickly.
As a part of that, one other characteristic coming quickly is “Subscribe with Google, which lets publications provide subscription-based content material. The means of subscribing will use a consumer’s Google account, and the fee info they have already got on file. Then, the paid content material turns into obtainable throughout Google platforms, together with Google News, Google Search and publishers’ personal web sites.