Google News will get four new features to make it more data-friendly

Google News App on Android
Google News App on Android

Recalled at Google I/O 2018, Google guaranteed a considerable measure of changes to Google News, some of which have been actualized in the ongoing past.

Yesterday the application got some more highlights as Google declared some new information sparing changes for the Google News application. At first, the Google News application was instantly guaranteed to help more than 125 nations and 65 dialects.

That number is yet to change, however now, Google is diverting its consideration from who can get to the substance to how it is conveyed, making it considerably less demanding for everybody to reach.

Google News will be refreshed with a couple of new alternatives to spare information over a cell association. “Four center highlights” will be turned on naturally relying upon your association and your gadget.

According to Google in a blog post, uncommon special cases will be made for gadgets running Android Go which incorporate playing recordings in YouTube Go without autoplay. Moreover, reports will be changed over to be principally message centered, pictures will be compacted, and articles can be spared to be later downloaded on WiFi and read disconnected. 

But building a news experience for everyone isn’t just about the languages offered, publishers highlighted, or topics shown. We also want to make sure Google News works regardless of the phone or cellular service you have. If you go underground on a train and you lose service or you’re somewhere without a strong signal, Google News should still just work.

Starting today, Google News will offer four core features that meet the needs of users who are using a lighter connection, including those with Android (Go Edition) phones:

  1. When applicable, videos in the app will open in YouTube Go, ensuring that it’s delivered in a lightweight yet clear format. Videos won’t auto-play, saving precious data.

  2. Newscasts (previews of a story) will adapt to become more text-focused, saving you data.

  3. Images are compressed and can be fully loaded with just a tap. Videos and gifs will also not auto-play. Plus, less data will be cached and saved on your device.

  4. Many articles can be saved for consuming in offline mode, easily downloaded over Wi-Fi for reading later.


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