Google wants to improve the reading experience of its users, so it chose to bring a redesign to its news section.
The "Full Coverage" page lets readers explore articles or news stories in detail. Google dedicated the navigation column on the left to sections that users customise. One can jump quickly to news he/she enjoys, whether it's standard sections like Sports or Entertainment, or those created and powered by the person's queries, such as "FIFA World Cup" or "Bollywood".
One new navigation element is the top bar, letting you switch between headlines, local news, and suggested content.
Local, which allows users to switch and read their local news. In "For You", users can pinpoint niche interests and create their own mini news feed, whether it's following their favourite team, or news on cool gadgets and gizmos. Google has detailed all the updates to its News platform in a blog post. In the feed, each news story now is now clearly defined as a white card displaying the headline, publication, publish time, featured photo and summary.
Google News for desktop has been redesigned with a new user interface (UI), story cards, dedicated fact Check block, and more. The first view offers a quick glance into a story.
But the desktop version has only had relatively minor changes to the interface over the years, but this has finally changed.
U.S. users will get a feature specific to the market in the form of a dedicated Fact Check block.
Watch this space for latest news on Google products. "From there you can go deeper and read articles with different points of view which are frequently labeled with helpful tags", Paka said in the blog. All of the new tools Google added in recent years, including real-time coverage, fact checks and support for videos, remain in place. This way you can see additional context on stories immediately even as you are scanning.
We're rolling out this update globally in the coming days.
Once clicked, the cards can provide more information about the story they're linking to. You can check out the before and after image of the websites' design below.