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Jul062017

Google News Rebooted, Easier Fact Check Content Sharing

New Google News UI

The desktop version of Google News, is redesigned with a new layout with a focus on key elements, such as publisher names and article labels, and maintains your view and place on the page as you click in and out of stories and explore topics.

The new UI of the News is a clean and cluttered free, thus making the news more accessible and easier to navigate for comfortable reading. Here is what the new UI offers:

The page top now sports a navigation bar for “Headlines,” “Local” and “For You” sections, which can be personalized when signed in. The “Local” is where you can track stories from anywhere in the world including hometown, while “For You” let you create own news feed of interests.

Google News new top navigation bar

New top navigation bar

The left navigation column now dedicated to sections that you can customize. Additionally, Google also now offer new capabilities that allow naming custom sections, edit existing sections, type in interests you want to see in the “For You” stream, and identify news sources that you want to see more (or less) of.

Google News User Settings

User control settings

Also, the new UI has adopted card format that makes it easier to browse, scan and identify related articles about a story. Google also whenever possible, now show a second labeled article in addition to the top headline for each story.

Google News Story Cards

Story Cards

The Story cards, which at first offers a quick glance into a story, can go deeper and let you read articles frequently labeled with helpful tags e.g., Local Source, Most Referenced, Opinion, or Fact Check.

Accessed from the story card, the “Full Coverage” page offers a range of articles with a diversity of perspectives. You can sort the page by relevance or date, see top videos, and browse top news topics in the “Related” block.

The story card also highlights the top video in a story card.

Google News Story Cards Full Coverage pagwe

Full Coverage page

New Google News dedicated Fact Check block

Fact Check block

Fact Check label, which was introduced last year, also now adds a new block on the right column of “Headlines” that shows top “fact checked” articles recently published.

In addition, publishers can now easily help Google find and distribute their fact check content by either adding a plug-and-play “Share the Facts” widget, now available in more languages.

And, second, they can now add Schema.org ClaimReview code directly to their article pages, that will indicate Google News and Search to apply the “fact check” label to your content.

You can learn more about Fact Check tag in the help center, or visit the Share the Facts widget website.

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