You can find out more details about the new Google App over at Google at the link below, it is available in the U.S. from today on both Android and iOS and we can expected to see it in more countries, including the United Kingdom over the next few weeks.
The main focus and core functionality are largely unchanged, but it's now a lot easier to fine-tune exactly what pops up in your personal, unique feed. Next time you open the Google app, you will be catered to any news regarding said topic, provided there are any recent developings on the matter.
Most of the features are not new - they were a thing back when Google Now was used.
As always, these are great ideas and goals on paper, but their utility depends on the real-world execution.
The new Google Feed alongside the new Follow button are rolling out now to Android and iOS devices in the US.
When "newsfeed" is uttered, Facebook's efforts in this area are the immediate afterthought, but this feature isn't another effort by Google to weasel its social networking aspirations into the search box, the feed is all about taking your actions across Alphabet properties and condensing them into a feed of what's on your mind while bringing suggestions for how to build on those interests. Thakur says the Google feed breaks you out of that, because it's based on the same search algorithm that crawls and ranks the entire Internet, not just what your friends share.
As the world and your interests change, your feed will continue to grow and evolve along with you.
For the record, we had a look at our feed this morning (based on the old preview algorithm).
Starting today, users will be able to get improved content recommendation by following their favorite topics straight from the search results. They wrote, "To provide information from diverse 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 of the topics in your feed". The user's general interests will also appear at the top of card, so they can search in one click for these topics on Google.
According to the company, the users will be suggested links through Google Feed following user's Google search history as well as data from YouTube, Gmail and Google Calendar.