The Google app brings a new feature in order to find your favorite things much easier
How often do you hear the phrase “I should Google that”. We have Google as our go-to answer machine. The search engine power tool has a new feature for its app: a new feed experience that will make easier than ever to discover, explore and stay connected to what matters to you.
The feed was first introduced back in December and since then Google has made some pretty good changes. They have advanced their machine learning algorithms in order to focus on what’s interesting and important to you. According to a blog post from Google: “You’ll see cards with things like sports highlights, top news, engaging videos, new music, stories to read and more.”
Also, your feed will get better and benter the more you use it! And will not only be related with your interactions with Google but it will show you the trends in your area and around the world.
And as your interests change from time to time your feed will respond accordingly to meet your needs. For example if you like cooking but you also like hiking, your feed will show that. But if you find something that doesn’t match your tastes you can simply unfollow the topic. Just tap on the card or go to your app’s settings.
Now, if you have a hard time to choose what topic to follow you can easily follow topics from Search results.Be on the lookout for the new “Follow” button. Just search your favorite music band, sports team, movie or TV show and click follow. Now, you will never miss a beat.
If you are interested in news articles but you want to find more sources and perspectives, news stories “may have multiple viewpoints from a variety of sources, as well as other related information and articles. And when available, you’ll be able to fact check and see other relevant information to help get a more holistic understanding about the topics in your feed.”
And if you want to dig deeper into a topic you can easily find more information. At the top of the card you will find a header that puts your interests front and center, that will allow you to search the topic with one tap.
Now all of the above sound pretty cool (and they are) and if you want to give it a try you can check it out on the Google app for iOS and Android (including the Pixel Launcher). The new feed is available today in the United States and it will roll out for the rest of the world in the upcoming weeks.