Revamped, AI-powered Google News app goes live on Android, iOS

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Google launched its new Google News app this afternoon that was revealed at Google I/O last week.

Opening the app brings up the tailored "For You" tab which acts as a quick briefing, serving up the top five stories "of the moment" and a tailored selection of opinion articles and longer reads below it.

Under Favorites, you add topics and sources you enjoy the most.

Standalone Google Newsstand is now being removed for iOS users, making it part of the new and revamped Google News app.

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The app divides everything into four sections, with the first one being "For You", which is the top 5 reports the artificial intelligence determines to be of value to the user. "Headline" follows next and is apparently a good mix of everything and further divides everything into sections such as Business, Technology, Entertainment, and more. The AI element is created to learn from what you read to help serve you a better selection of content over time, while the app is presented with a clear and clean layout. The AI factor comes into play when the news is personalised and customised as per the respective user. Publications featured here will support the Google AMP standard, meaning pages will load swiftly and you won't be jumping from the app to your browser.

Lastly, there's Newsstand, this is a section where a user can subscribe to other media publications on a monthly or yearly based subscription.

Trystan Upstill, Google News engineering and product lead said: "The reimagined Google News uses a new set of AI techniques to take a constant flow of information as it hits the web, analyse it in real time and organise it into storylines". Along with the redesign, the updated Google News app now gives users news based on Google's AI and machine learning algorithms. Let us know how you like it. Then, the paid content becomes available across Google platforms, including Google News, Google Search and publishers' own websites.