Google yesterday announced an overhaul of its search app on cellphones to include a personalised feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the company into more direct competition with social networks such as Facebook. Google Now cards appear under the search box when users open the app or toolbar.
The report was based on a blogpost by Google on July 19, about news feed upgrades but the post was only meant for the mobile site and apps, Ars Technica reported on Saturday. Sure, we all have many things in common, but none of us has quite the same mix of passions, interests and goals as the next person.
Google Now is gone, but your information feed lives on as a revamped, humbly no-name feed, whose mission is you and only you.
Google started distributing a new, third tab in the main interface of its flagship Google app for Android smartphones and tablets, as numerous users started confirming that they're seeing the feature as of earlier today.
Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have received similar criticism for the way they allow "fake news" stories to spread.
He wrote: "With these updates to the feed, it's easier than ever to stay in the know about exactly the things you care about and see more content to inform, inspire and entertain you".
If you want to unfollow some topics on the feed, then that option will be there as well. It can be based on your favorite search topics or from publishers you often visit.
The addition of this feature will make it possible for users to see content they may be interested in before they search. The Google feed emphasizes "broader context and deeper exploration" to stories, displaying a handful of viewpoints from several sources, as well as related information and articles, under a news story. And if you did, blame Google for releasing so many server-side tests.