Google News Gets 'Automatic Personalization and Recommended Sections'

Google News's personalization features has received a couple of new features today that make Google News a little more personal. Starting today -- if you're logged in -- you may also find stories based on articles you've clicked on before.First, for signed-in users -- "News for You" will now include stories based on your news-related […]

Google News's personalization features has received a couple of new features today that make Google News a little more personal. Starting today -- if you're logged in -- you may also find stories based on articles you've clicked on before.

First, for signed-in users -- "News for You" will now include stories based on your news-related web history. If you click on a lot of articles about a certain topic, this section will make sure that you get a chance to see more articles on that topic.

Google News: News for You

Second, "Recommended Sections" feature has beed added in the right side column that suggests topics you can add to your news page as custom sections, based on stories you've clicked on before.

If you don't want to see personalized news based on your Web History, you've a few options:

  • Click "Standard U.S. Edition" link at the bottom of Google News. This willn't delete any of your News settings or Web History. It'll switch you to an unpersonalized version of Google News for the duration of your current session. (To switch back, click on "Personalized U.S. Edition".)
  • Delete your web history. (Google News may take some time to update.)
  • Log out of your Google Account.

[Source: Google News blog]