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Google Now splits, features dedicated news feed

by Brandon Russell | December 7, 2016December 7, 2016 8:00 pm PDT

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The rebranded Google App has just been split in two. Now, the clairvoyance of Google Now is separated from a feed expressly dedicated to news.

There are two components to the Google App’s latest update. There’s your main feed—simply called “Feed”—and another section called “Upcoming,” which shows you cards for your parking location, flight info, stock information, and more.

With news having a larger influence than ever, Google appears to be making a distinction in its app so that people can more easily consume what’s relevant to them.

News stories that show up in Feed will be recommended to users based on their browsing history. So, if you searched for The Last Guardian, Google might feed you our review of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, which is out beginning today.

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Easier to handle

For how smart Google’s predictive technology is, the Google App has started to become a place of information overload. With news now separate from general information cards, it’s much easier to parse through.

The update is currently rolling out to Android devices in the U.S. and is set to hit iOS soon.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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