How to activate the news on Google

You are an avid newsreader of all kinds and every day, as soon as you wake up, turn on your smartphone and use the Google search engine to read the latest news. In short: current events are your “daily bread”. Borrowing your friend’s phone for a few minutes recently, you were very surprised to see that the Chrome browser installed on the latter automatically showed a long “roundup” of news when opening each new tab.

You have tried to activate the aforementioned function also on the browser of your device but you have not been able to find the right setting to do it, and not even your friend has been able to provide you with information about it. So here you are on one of my tutorials looking for clarification on the matter.

This being the case, I can only advise you to continue reading: I am in fact about to explain to you how to activate the news on Google to ensure that the browser and the “Big G” app show articles and news regarding your personal interests. Secondly, I’ll also explain how to view Chrome news from your PC. Happy reading and good luck for everything!


  • How to activate news on Google: smartphones and tablets
    • How to activate the news on the Google App
    • How to activate the news on Google Chrome
    • How to activate Google news on the home screen
  • How to activate the news on Google: computer
    • How to activate the news on Google Chrome

How to activate news on Google: smartphones and tablets

If that’s okay with you, I would open the tutorial telling you how to activate news on Google and showing you practical examples of the Google app and the Chrome browser. You can, in fact, activate the automatic display of articles and manage your interests on both of these applications immediately. Here are all the details.

How to activate the news on the Google App

The Google app is the handy tool of the Mountain View giant that allows you to search on the famous search engine (even via microphone or images ). Furthermore, for some time now, the app has included the Discover function that allows you to automatically view articles automatically selected by Google based on your interests.

On the vast majority of Android smartphones and tablets with Google services, regardless of the version of the operating system installed on the latter, the app is present “as standard”. In any case, if for some reason your device has been uninstalled (with the procedures that can be performed on smartphones and tablets on which it has been rooted ), you can remedy by opening this page of the Play Store and tapping the Install button at the top.

You can download the application I’m talking about even if you have an iPhone and iPad, by visiting this page of the App Store, pressing the Get / Install button and proceeding to verify the identity through Face IDTouch ID or Apple ID password. On the devices of the “bitten apple”, obviously the level of integration is lower than on Android.

That said, once the app is installed, you can start it by tapping on the icon with the Google “G” on a white background that you find on the home screen p in the app menu. Upon access, the application should log in automatically with the Google account associated with the device; if not, log in by typing your Google account email address and password.

The Discover function, which makes it possible to view news on the main page of the app, is active by default. In any case, if for some reason it was disabled, you can activate it again on your device in an instant: from the main page, just press on the item … Other in the lower right corner (or on your profile photo, in the upper right, on iPhone) and then tap on the Settings item.

From here, press on the General item and then tap on the switch located next to the Discover item and you’re done. If the switch is shown in blue, do not touch anything.

At this point, returning to the main page of the app and pressing on the Discover item ( Home Page on iOS) located at the bottom left you can view all the news that Google has selected for you based on your interests. To change these, go to … More (or Profile picture, on iOS)> Settings> Interests> Your interests .

You don’t have the option to type in an interest but you can add new ones based on the searches you made on the Google search engine. Scrolling down the page, you will find the various topics you have recently searched for listed under the heading Based on your activity: if in the list you find a topic that interests you particularly and you would like Google to propose news regarding it in the future, you must not do other than to press on the icon + mail, in correspondence of it. This will add the interest to the Topics You Follow list.

Repeat this last step for all the topics for which you would like to receive news and, if there is any topic that you are no longer interested in, scroll up the page and, in the Topics you follow section, tap the icon of the blue check next to the name of the topic you want to remove; finally, tap on the prohibition icon.

Now that you have set up the Google app in the way that suits you best, you can view all the articles that interest you on the main page of the latter. Give it a try now!

How do you say? Have you noticed an article that you would not like to see again? No problem: tap on the ⁝ icon located at the bottom right, then on the preview of the article itself and select the item I am not interested in this news from the menu that opens.

You can also directly remove the topic of the news from your interests by clicking on [topic name] I don’t care. If, on the other hand, you are not interested in receiving news from the site that Google automatically proposed to you, tap on the item Do not show news of [site name] . Very simple, isn’t it?

You can also share the news immediately by tapping the arrow icon pointing to the left with three “dots” at the top (you can find it at the bottom right on the preview of each news) and select the sharing option you prefer from the menu that opens (direct message on WhatsApp, post on your Facebook profile, new email on Gmail and so on).

How to activate the news on Google Chrome

Would you like Google Chrome to show you a series of news based on your interests every time you open a new tab? No problem, I’ll immediately explain how to do it. First, start the browser in question and, if necessary, log in with your Google account, by pressing the little man icon at the top right.

On the main page of the application or in each new tab that you open, proceed by tapping on the gear icon on the right, next to the item Discover – Disabled and, from the menu that opens, press on the item Activate. That’s all! The browser will immediately show you a list of articles selected according to your interests. The latter are exactly the same as you set up on the Google app (I showed you how to manage them in the previous chapter ).

How do you say? You have not added any interest on the Google app and would like to do it directly on Google Chrome? Nothing could be simpler: tap again on the gear icon next to the Discover item, then select the Manage interests item and, finally, press on the item Your interests. From here on, the steps to take are the same as I listed in the second part of the chapter on the Google app.

To hide a news that you are not interested in, tap on the ⁝ icon at the bottom right (or the two arrows, on iOS), then on the preview of the news itself and, in the menu that opens, press on the item Hide this news (in this menu you can also remove the topic of the article from your interests and stop receiving news from the selected site by clicking on the appropriate items).

To share the article, press the icon of the arrow pointing to the left with the “dots” at the top (you can find it located at the bottom right, on the preview of the article itself, on iOS it is a square with an arrow at the top internal ) and choose the sharing option you prefer.

Finally, you can also see an overview of the articles that Google has shown you in the previous days. To do this, press once again on the gear icon next to the Discover item and then tap on the Manage activities item. You will be shown all the proposed articles with the relative display date.

If you want Google to stop storing your search activities (based on which it automatically proposes interests to “follow”), click on the sull’icona icon located at the top right; then select the item Activity management from the left menu and then press the switch next to the item Web and app activity. Finally, scroll down the page that is proposed to you and click on the Suspend button to confirm. On iOS you can manage these preferences by connecting to this web page.

How to activate Google news on the home screen

Use a smartphone or tablet Android and would like to see the news you want without having to open the app to Google or Google Chrome? In this case, the solution that could be right for you is the one you already had but you were probably “unaware” of, ie simply scroll the system menu to the left in order to display the first page, that is the one that comes before the home screen.

You should know, in fact, that on many smartphones on which the “green robot” operating system is installed, the app menu integrates a page that displays all the news that Google automatically selects based on the user’s interests. To view this section, all you have to do is place a finger on a point without icons on the first page of your device’s home screen and drag it to the right.

A series of news items will automatically be shown to you. How do you say? Don’t see anything in this section? In this case you must necessarily activate the Discover function from the Google app, as I indicated previously (if, however, you activate the news on the Chrome browser, no article will still be shown on this page).

How to activate the news on Google: computer

Do you want to know if the Google application is also available on the computer or if the Chrome browser can show you the news when you open new tabs on it? Unfortunately, I have to answer both questions in the negative. However, on Chrome you have the option to use the Google News web application. Find everything explained below.

How to activate the news on Google Chrome

Accessing the * Google News application is really simple. First, start Google Chrome and, if necessary, log in to your Google account by pressing the + button and then the Login button. Then, click on the nine boxes icon at the top right and select the News item. On the page that opens, at the top, you will be shown some news of a generic topic.

To take a look at the news related to the topics that you have set as your interests through the Google app on smartphone (you must therefore, of course, also use the same account associated with the app in question on Chrome on PC), press on the item For you located at the top left (if you do not see this item, click on the  icon at the top left).

If you find an article related to a topic that interests you, you can view all the latest news related to it by clicking on the item View full coverage, located below the preview of the article itself.

If, on the other hand, you click on the ⁝ icon located under the title of the article, you can go directly to the site that published the latter. You also have the option to stop viewing articles from the site in question by clicking on the appropriate menu items that are shown to you.

To add new interests, simply type the name of a topic in the search bar at the top and press the Enter key. Once this is done, on the page that opens, click on the star icon located at the top right.

From here on, you can view all the news on the topics you have chosen to follow by going to the You are following section of the left menu and then clicking on the topic preview. If you want to stop following a topic, click on its preview in this last section and click on Remove from collection.

If you want to receive news about a particular geographic location, click on Manage local news instead and type the name of a place in the search bar. Finally, click on the result that is proposed to you below. Nothing complex, right?


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