The new AI-powered Google News app is now available for iOS

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Google announced new changes coming to Google News at its recent I/O developer conference, noting the new app would come with a brand new redesign, for an improved reading experience.

The updated Google News app now gives users news based on Google's AI and machine learning algorithms. On first opening, the "For You" tab shows you the top five stories of the moment with selected opinion articles and longer pieces to read below the bulletin.

In the "Favorites" tab you can add specific topics, sources, and locations that you're interested in.

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Google launched its News app on the iOS app store to replace the older Play Newsstand app.

Users can hit the "Favourites" tab to follow different news sources, while the Newsstand tab lets you view a variety of different sources optimized for mobile format and "find special offers". Also, the app will learn from your habits, and serve you with better news selection over time.

The next section of the app is titled "Headlines" that will provide the latest news in multiple categories like business, U.S, global, technology, entertainment, science, sports and health segments. A useful option allows you to save your searches and stories for later. With this new addition to the app, users can subscribe to media organizations who either offer a monthly subscription for web/print access or charge a monthly fee to bypass a web paywall. Then, the paid content becomes available across Google platforms, including Google News, Google Search and publishers' own websites. The process of subscribing will use a user's Google account, and the payment information they already have on file. Keep in mind that the publications found on the Newsstand support Google AMP standard, which technically means the pages will load way quicker without bouncing like in a normal browser. The redesigned app also comes with a cleaner look than before.

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