Google News gets new look in US, globally soon

By Gary Johnson - May 17, 2011

If you are in the US you may have noticed some changes on the Google News service. The search engine giant has given Google News a new look in the US, but is expected to roll out globally soon.

The changes which have been made to the service are an attempt by Google to give greater story coverage, but with less clutter according to Patrick Goss of TechRadar. It will also allow users to look further into topics that interest them.

Google has done this by adding some new features which now include ‘click-to-expand’ option on a certain news cluster. The cluster except the top story will only feature one headline articles; clicking anywhere near it will collapse the headlines.

Expanded news stories will now have genre labels on some additional articles related to the story. This will give users some idea why they were chosen. The genres that appear include In Depth and Opinion. The personalization will mean the top six stories will have half which are based on the user’s preferences, and the other half will have been chosen editorially.

Have you used Google News yet since the changes? What did you think of them?

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  • marhorn

    Im in the uk and I recently (last couple of days) noticed google news has got a bit different! Tio be honest I dont like the way its now presented!