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After recently releasing Media Tools to help journalists News Gathering Gets A Fresh Break As Google Launches Google Media Tools News Gathering Gets A Fresh Break As Google Launches Google Media Tools News and media organizations have been using Google for a long time. Google has taken things a bit further by giving journalists a rich set of tools in one centralized hub called Google Media Tools. Read More do a better job, Google is now looking inward and changing its popular Google News to be a better experience on mobile phones. While it’s not an app, the change in the Google News website (news.google.com) will be first hitting Android and iOS devices, accessible through Chrome or Safari browsers.

The new Google News for mobile borrows from Android’s cards-based look and presents each news story as a separate ‘card’. You can also opt for larger “story cards” with more information per story through the Settings menu. Additionally, the web app now lets you change how it looks, switching between light and dark themes and choosing the size of the font to make it easier to read.

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Google News has offered sections for a long time and it’s finally making that easier to use on mobile. Tap the Google News icon in the top-left corner and you will see a full list of the available sections as well as custom ones. It takes just 5 steps to create custom sections How To Personalize News With 'Custom Sections' in Google News How To Personalize News With 'Custom Sections' in Google News Read More and it’s a great way to personalise your Google News.

Some of the other desktop features have made it to the mobile app. The ‘Local’ section now includes a weather gadget to quickly check the weather, and the popular ‘Editor’s Picks’ option is now included on mobile.

And as with all Google updates these days, the company is pushing its Google+ service into Google News, including social posts related to a story in the article cluster. The recent integration of YouTube and Google+ YouTube's Comments Section Now Cleaned Up, Courtesy Of Google+ YouTube's Comments Section Now Cleaned Up, Courtesy Of Google+ Google has cleaned up YouTube with a new Google+ powered commenting system. You'll now see the most upvoted comments, the ones from people in your Google+ circles, and from the owner of the video. Read More hasn’t gone down well, so it’ll be interesting to see how this move turns out.

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The new Google News for mobile is available only for US users, who have to visit news.google.com from Chrome or Safari on their Android or iOS device. Google will soon be expanding the reach of this service.

Source: Google News Blog

  1. landshark2903
    December 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    A minus five stars for the "new and improved" news.google.com
    My phone immediately began receiving security certificate issues
    upon arriving at the site 2 days ago. also, there is apparently no way
    to opt out and continue to use the old u/i.

  2. Former Newsy
    December 11, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Agree with Ross. It's soooo slick it makes me want puke

  3. Ross
    December 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Its the worst. Anyone know of a way to get the old look?

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