Google has added more language support to its news app. What that means is that people on more countries and regions can now access Google News in their local languages. News articles are now being sourced from multiple languages and countries from around the world.
The new feature, which was launched today allows you to include content in two languages together within the news app. This will enable you to benefit from the headlines and stories in each language to learn more about a culture or to catch up on latest happenings around the world. As Google puts it in a blog post, you can keep yourself up to date with new in English and Hindi at the same time for example. You will be able to connect with any of your top publishers and topics from around the world.
With this update, Google News now supports 141 countries on both iOS and Android, with 41 language options. You can, however, activate this new language options by going to the language settings in the Google News app.
The new feature, according to Google, will not affect your current personalization preferences. You will still be getting your favorite news content delivered to you based on your preferences.
In 2018, Google News added a feature that keeps sports lovers up to date with latest scores from some popular sports. can get latest live scores as they happen in addition to getting the latest news on your phone via the app.
As soon as you browse any sports team’s page on the app, you will see three tabs, which used to be two. The first tab has now been updated to show a large thumbnail for the latest game played as well as score, timeline to view past games, and upcoming schedule. To view regular news on Google News, you can scroll past those items. In addition, the match thumbnail has a video highlight, which is within the tab. Tapping the thumbnail will enable you to see series of highlight videos that play with sound, and you can adjust the volume on the top right to mute the sound.
The second tab, which is also new, contains the team’s last game and upcoming schedule for months to come. The new feature is different from what you have in Google Search where you can scroll back to view previous matches that have been played. The third and final tab, updates you with current player roster—this remains unchanged from what it was before the update.
Google also added the popular dark theme to the news app in 2018; bringing it at per with other popular Google apps that have welcomed the new look.