Google announced major changes recently to its News app which are now making it into iOS.
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).
A For You page where you'll find the "top 5 stories right now". You can sort by the latest stories, as well as topics such as business, technology, sports, science, entertainment, and health. The AI element is created to learn from what you read to help serve you a better selection of content over time, while the app is presented with a clear and clean layout. A useful option allows you to save your searches and stories for later. You can also subscribe to a publication to view the latest coverage in mobile-friendly AMP standard. All served up in the Google News app.
Finally, the Newsstand tab lets you see a magazine-like interface for specific publications, such as CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, Reuters, and more.
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. At its core, this technology lets us synthesise information and put it together in a way that helps you make sense of what's happening, and what the impact or reaction has been".
Google News relies heavily on the data it already has about you, paired with artificial intelligence.
He told Digital Trends: "If you load it up out of the box with nothing in it you'll get an experience which you can begin to customise".