Looks like Google News tab would be revamped. Google announced this week, via a deserted tweet, that its ‘News tab’ on its website will undergo a significant makeover. This will result in articles appearing in a card-style fashion while also placing a priority on publishers.
Google will update the desktop version of its News tab to make it more aesthetically pleasing, and at the same time, making headlines more prominent. Important to note however, is the fact that we’re not talking about the dedicated Google News product which works via news.google.com. The revamp is only limited to the ‘news Tab’ on Google’s main website. The tech giant is making efforts to bring down fake news and make the design more responsive to the publishers.
The refreshed prototype look was showed off in a tweet on Thursday by the company. “Over the next couple weeks we’re rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop,” it wrote. “The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need.”
As of now, the articles are organized in an order of compact links. Compact enough to see several articles or of a particular headline in a glance. Right now it’s just blue headlines with the publisher in green. Articles are also labelled as either “In-depth” or “Opinion”. Old school, but seems to work.
Nonetheless, there is still room for improvement to make it more readable. The redesigned tab will include articles which would be more spread out in a way making it easier for the reader to get a sense of what she/he is looking at. More white space and longer previews of the article will make it more readable and focused. This would also mean you’d have to scroll down now, for more such articles.
One can’t deny how handy Google news is. One always reaches out to google whether it be for cricket scores or a major happening in the country. It was launched back in 2018 as per it’s three-year Google news initiative to make global news more accurate and accessible to users. The redesigned version is expected to be rolled out in the next few weeks