Google changed its mobile homepage for the first time in years

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Google changed its mobile homepage for the first time in years

It's a big sign of Google's shifting attitude towards surfacing information, where the search giant is increasingly trying to predict the information you want before you actually search for it directly.

The newly introduced Discover feed can be accessed on any device that runs iOS or Android, and through any mobile browser, including the most popular Chrome and Safari. Given Google's system, it could be progressively an issue of when you see Discover as opposed to whether it appears in any case.

Google doesn't often make changes to its stark homepage. The new feed is available on the left side of the home screen on Android, and it displays news articles based on the user's interests like sports, entertainment, tech, and science alongside information based on their search history, 9to5Google reports.

Google Discover is available for all mobile browsers including Chrome and Safari on iOS and Android in the U.S. The search company hasn't yet announced a date for an worldwide rollout, according to The Verge.

You can see your Google Discover page by opening the Google app on your mobile device, or by going to google.com in your mobile browser. Then, click "Discover" and "Don't show on homepage".

The bottom-right corner lets you select whether you see more or less of the subject you want to see. These cards have a title, a cover image, excerpt of the content, and other necessary information about the website.

To that end, the company last week launched Google Lens in Google Images on mobile. Google's software will also estimate your level of expertise in a particular topic and show you appropriate content based on that.

While the new feature sets out on bringing you fresh content, Discover will also provide you with evergreen content that is relevant to you even if the article isn't new. You won't have to deal with cards showing up every time simply because you found a subject interesting once. You can follow or unfollow the news item or source, hide the story from your feed, or indicate that you're not interested in the topic or the news source.

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