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Google News & Weather now gives you way more headlines, because content

If you're already Googling your news every morning, maybe it's time to consider downloading Google's News & Weather (opens in new tab) app instead. The app received a feature bump from its maker. You can now peruse through 200 news stories at a time with More Headlines by simply scrolling on and on.

The More Headlines section loads as you scroll, offering a seemingly endless stream of articles. The News & Weather app will prioritize displaying AMP articles since more websites have adopted the format. Google also mentioned that the displayed content in the app will "stay algorithmic," meaning that everything from which articles are shown to the sources chosen will depend on an algorithm churning in the background. The more you use it, the better it gets at finding you news.

The Google News & Weather app is available for both Android and iOS (opens in new tab). Quickly, now — this may be your only chance to get an iPhone-loving friend on the Google bandwagon.

The app update will roll out over the next few days.

Florence Ion was formerly an editor and columnist at Android Central. She writes about Android-powered devices of all types and explores their usefulness in her everyday life. You can follow her on Twitter or watch her Tuesday nights on All About Android.

13 Comments
  • Is Google Newstand pretty much the same thing? I use that everyday.
  • Prefer Google Now. It's more personalized and I can swipe away what I don't want or am done reading.
  • Interesting you say that, because after today's update I find that I can't swipe stories away anymore. The only way to get rid of them is to hit the menu button at the top right and select 'Done with this story'. Seriously not happy if this is how it is now... Is it just me? **Edit to update** got it working again... I had to go to applications and clear all data for the Google app... All good now.
  • Definitely agree with you. I think Google Now doesn't get enough credit for what it does.
  • I also prefer Google now. I just have the news and weather app installed for breaking news alerts. I disable Play Newsstand because it's pretty much garbage.
  • I'm not trying to get nailed to the cross here but I can never get Google to show me stuff from Breitbart, Infowars and Drudge. I've tried everything to get it to show me news from those organizations​ but still don't work.
  • I'm with you. All elitist, establishment media outlets are absolutely disingenuous...childishly leftist. Apple, Google and Microsoft (Bing) put all kinds of cartoonishly slanted articles at the top. They might as well be absorbed by the Huffington Post.
  • You can add and/or promote (or demote) any site you like in the web version of news.google.com and it'll carry over to the app. That being said, Google is attempting to filter out sites that promote factually incorrect and/or wild conspiracy theories, so YMMV based on the content you're hoping to find and the sources that offer said content.
  • Thanks Sea.Jeff, I wish I could limit the NY Times stuff. There seems to be a heavy bias favoring the NY Times and no obvious way to impede it. update: Well, I found a way. Just search them out in the "sources" section, and then drag the slider to "rarely".
  • I get news from Breitbart. But don't understand why.
  • You probably mean, you are presented alternative facts. Understandably, that you don't want to see this!
  • https://support.google.com/news/answer/1146405?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDeskt... This is how to add/delete sources you want on your computer which carries over to mobile if you are signed into the same account. Just in case you have not tried everything. Just add a source that you want using the text box.
  • I don't see this feature in the latest update.