Google News replaces Google Newsstand with AI-powered features

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Virtually every Google app is being integrated with artificial intelligence. That of course, is the way to go considering how vastly improved AI has been in the last few years. Apparently, everyone that matters in the tech world is integrating AI, and Google is not shying away from being at the forefront. Your favorite news app, Google Newsstand is not just being integrated with AI, it is also getting a new name—Google News.

With a new layout, and AI-powered elements, Google News is out to serve your news needs better than ever. Finding those news items that only matter to you is now easier than ever. The app is so vastly improved that it provides you with customizable experience as the AI elements learns from what you read often. Layout is so well-designed that virtually anyone can find their way around the app in only a short time.

Upon opening the Google News app, you will be greeted with the tailored “For You” tab that acts as a quick guide. This tab serves you with the top five stories currently trending as well as a selection of opinion articles and longer reads below it.

The “Headlines” according to TechCrunch, drills down into the latest news, that covers global, US, business, technology, sports, science, entertainment, and health segments. Once you click a story, the “Full Coverage” mode that brings up a range of content around a topic such as editorial and opinion pieces, tweets, timeline of events and videos are presented.

“Credible sources,” is another feature that enables you to find quality content from a diverse set of credible publishers and discover sources you have never heard of before.

The “Newsstand” is a feature that aggregates media just as the name suggests. Soon, you will be able to subscribe to 1,000 magazine titles by just tapping a star icon, Google said last week per TechCrunch.

A new tab called “Favorites” allows you to customize specific news items that you love reading. You will be able to click any of the news item to customize the kind of news Google present to you first. The Favorite button allows you to filter your news source, and save your searches to enable you access them later.

Google News is now live on both iOS and Android, and can be downloaded for free just like the now retired Google Newsstand.

Still on Google and AI, the tech giant recently upgraded its maps app with artificial intelligence. Google announced during its Google I/O 2018 event that it is adding Google Assistant to its famous maps app on iOS and Android. The addition, according to the search giant, will provide better recommendations to users.

Maps has evolved in the last couple of years, and is no longer just what it used to be. Just last December, Google announced that the app will start telling you when to get off a train or bus during your journeys. The notifications will be interactive and will keep you up to date when out on a journey.


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Author: Ola Ric

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