Is Google's iconic desktop homepage in line for a major redesign?

23 July, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
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For US users this new update would start immediately, as for worldwide users they would be able to use these features in a couple of weeks. Ben Gomes, who runs search at google, has said that the company has implemented a variety of changes to prevent similar misinformation from spreading in the feed. Google says, "the more you use Google, the better your feed will be".

Users can also follow topics that interest them the most - such as movies, music artists, sports teams - by using a new "Follow" button that appears next to certain types of search results. While it sounds a little bare, Google is trying to capture more of its users' attention and keep them in touch with relevant content, ideally building fresh lifetime value. Yes, it is true Google to change its homepage after 21 years.

Google is taking things a step further by now adding a #News Feed to its homepage content.

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The feed will be based on your interactions with the search engine, but also take trending topics from your area into consideration.

The update is live on Google's flagship app for Android and iOS right now, and will start rolling out internationally in the next couple of weeks. For instance, a search of the score at the Yankees game makes it more likely that baseball news will find its way into the Yankees fan's feed.

The way that Google choose the feed items tries to deviate from the way both Facebook and Twitter does it at this point. So if you are a foodie, typing a quick search like, "food festivals in Delhi" will get you a listing of the best options in an easy-to-review format. In addition, when available, the feed will allow you to fact check. 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. Additionally, check your Google app settings for screens that are focused on feed customization. First, it will launch the Google US; later it will launch through out the world.

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