Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
IT | By Lester Massey

Google to update News tab to emphasise on headlines

Google to update News tab to emphasise on headlines

This new design will only be rolled out to the desktop in the next few weeks.

Google announced the upcoming change in a tweet via Google News Initiative account. It showed off the refreshed look in a tweet Thursday. Google is building and rolling out an update to the Google Search News tab. While it's clear that the new design is a lot less busy than its predecessor, it'll be harder to get an idea of the breadth of coverage or read related news stories.

"Over the next couple weeks we're rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop", it wrote.

Publishers will also possibly benefit from the redesign, as it now prominently shows links and the name of the publication for each news story. Also, the articles will be placed more clearsoly so that users can find it easier to search for any news. News stories are now displayed in a card format rather than a list, making headlines and the names of publishers more prominent.

The update is planned to roll out over a few weeks, so it might be a while before you see the refreshed page design. You'll understand what this News tab looked like and what it would look like later. The image of the news on the right side of this card will be plaqued. For instance, a search for "MLB" hones in on the most timely MLB topic (National League All-Star voting outcomes) and the stories of three mainstream publishers (CNN, the Washington Post, and USA Today) are featured front and center, highlighted inboxes. This will be followed by a description of the headline and news at the bottom.

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