Google News is going to overhaul the Desktop experience with a new design. Instead of text based news stories, most of the new content will be available in a card format and they will be grouped together for greater clarity. News publications will also be more pronounced and their logos will be easier to identify your favorite news outlets with a glance.
To be clear, the changes here are focused on the News tab of Google.com — not the dedicated Google News product at news.google.com. You land on the News tab when you search for a term on Google, and then click over to “News” to see the latest coverage instead of Google’s list of search results.
With more cards on the first page of Google News, this means there will be less publishers and stories on the first page. This might result in some publishers seeing a decrease in web traffic from Google News.
Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop. The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need. Check it out 👇 pic.twitter.com/xa2aZfO4Qd
— Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) July 11, 2019
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