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Google Finance Gets a Flash-Free Makeover

Dave Parrack 28-11-2017

Alphabet (yes, we know it’s confusing Google Is Now Part Of...Alphabet? What You Need To Know Google, the Internet giant, is turning into Alphabet. Here's what that means for you. Read More ) is giving Google Finance a makeover. And it’s about time too. Google Finance has been stagnating of late, and some elements even relied on Adobe Flash to work despite Google making its feelings about Flash clear Google Chrome Kills Flash, Using HTML5 by Default Google is finally ditching Adobe Flash, and switching to HTML5 by default. If everything goes according to plan, Adobe Flash will be virtually dead by October 2017. Read More on several different occasions.


Google seems to be on a mission to update all of its services. Google News and Google Calendar have both been given makeovers in recent months, and now it’s the turn of Google Finance. The latter’s makeover is more than just visual though, finally removing Flash from the equation Adobe Is Finally Killing Flash... in 2020 Adobe has announced it's killing Flash. This is it, with Flash going away for good. No comebacks, no last-minute reprieves, gone but not forgotten. Read More .

Google Finance Gets a Makeover

Google Finance is being repositioned. It will still live on at, but will also now show up in its own tab on Google Search under More on the navigation bar. And whichever way you land on Google Finance you’ll find a new user interface designed to look more like other Google services.

You’ll now find financial news and information based on your interests and insights about different companies. You’ll also be able to see the performance of stocks over time The 10 Best Ways to Check Stock Prices Online You need expert tools to keep a close eye on how your stocks are doing. Here are the top stock market news websites to bookmark. Read More , recommendations on other stocks to buy, and a lot more besides. All presented in a more visually pleasing way.

Unfortunately, the shakeup means Google is retiring several features people will know and love from the old Google Finance. Namely, “the portfolio, the ability to download your portfolio, and historical tables.” However, you’ll still be able to get notifications when there are “notable changes on their performance.”


Google Finance Is Here to Stay

It isn’t clear how many people actually use Google Finance these days. Obviously not enough for Google to have made the site a priority, but enough to keep it around. Sadly, while this redesign is an improvement, several features are disappearing in the process. Which is sure to annoy some people.

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    March 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    The only good thing about Google Finance was the adjustable chart with dividends along the bottom. I have no use for it anymore. I've found a dedicated program and will not be using google finance again.

    TLDR version - they killed the only good thing about it.


  2. Don Cowan
    March 18, 2018 at 3:56 am

    Very bad mistake Very very very bad mistake. I spent all day and moved my portfolio to Bloomberg which is not as good as Google but at least maintains the cost base information. My 5 or 6 hours a day reviewing my Google portfolio will now be spent on Bloomberg. Hell I would pay a hell of a lot to maintain the old system.

      March 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Same, especially that chart. If you have any suggestion about another sliding chart w/ dividends/news along the timeline, please do share.

  3. Rob Gaida
    December 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    It's as if they put together a team of experts at sucking the usefulness out.

  4. Steve
    November 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    A cannot say how much I hate the new google finance....I will have to find a new site

  5. Alton Burris
    November 30, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    God, I hate this new Google Finance. Maybe, I am old school, but I loved seeing my portfolio when I went to Goog Finance. Also got to look at most recently viewed on the same page. I miss the old chart that showed dividend pay dates and linked news stories by letter on the chart. You could stretch the chart by using the slider on the bottom of the chart. I miss the way the statistics were in an orderly box above the chart. I miss the list of related quotes with price, change, and volume.
    You could see more info with fewer key strokes on the old Google Finance. Loved it-Want it back

  6. Google user
    November 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    New Google Finance web page is a down-grade, not an up-grade.
    A lot of information is not available any more. Only quaterly info on comagnies and no yearly data. No graphics on financial data. The display is lame and the layout/font size make it difficult to read and compare information.
    The stock price trending as no longer an adjustable zoom function.
    These a are just a few of the downgrade implemented. Much more could be added to these list.
    If not corrected quickly, this new version will kill Google Finance.

  7. satyanarayana
    November 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    this site is not good as previous site. i am facing problem of my shares details.

  8. Marty Woodcock
    November 29, 2017 at 3:45 am

    How do we sync our photos with iCloud and Google's photos app?

  9. Marty Woodcock
    November 29, 2017 at 3:43 am

    How do we access our iCloud photos from our android phones?