Last week at Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, Google announced that Google News will be powered by a new and improved artificial intelligence (AI). The new Google News app is now live on iOS, replacing the old Google Play Newsstand application.
The improved version of Google News uses an algorithm training machine to go through the news to display articles based on user’s interest. In addition, the app has different sections, each tailored to different needs and desires in the current news and media scene.
Briefing displays stories based on your personal preferences and the results of the Google News AI. Full Coverage lists a specific story you want to learn more about from multiple different websites and media sources.
Headlines gives you more stories from around the world independent of your preferences and without the help of the AI. Favorites allows you to select your preferred news sources, to save stories to read later, and text based searches you might want to return to at a later date.
Finally, the Newsstand section allows you to subscribe to specific news organizations that charge a monthly fee or operate via subscription. All the organizations presented in Newsstand support Google AMP standard, which means the pages will look clean, load fast, and operate all in-app without needing to go through a mobile browser.
Android users can look forward to an update in the Play Store.