Enable Google Discover for personalized news on Android and iPhone

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Google Discover is an important feature introduced in the Google app and within Chrome for smartphones Android and iPhone. It is, in fact, the evolution of the Google App, previously called Google Feed and now Google Discover, which allows receive updates push (i.e. when they are available), on the phone, on every possible topic that interests us.

Google Discover is a Google Assistant integration, which works as a tool to follow certain topics you are interested in. The most banal example is to receive the sports results of the football teams we support or are interested in, but it is also possible to receive technology news on a particular product, current affairs, gossip about famous people and much more. To use Google DiscoverHowever, you need to activate the configuration in the Google application of the phones iPhone and Samsung, Xiaomi or any other Android device.

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How to activate Google Discover


To use Google Discover, all we have to do is open the Google app, which is already integrated in all modern Android devices and can also be downloaded for iPhone. To be sure you are using the latest version of the app, we recommend that you download updates from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store; on Android, the Discover function can also be used from the app app Google Go.

As soon as we open the Google search app we will immediately notice that the first tab is called Discover and it's a list of news items that cover topics we should be interested in. The selection of news is done automatically during the use of the phone and the searches made, but it is possible to manually remove some interests detected so as not to receive news about things that do not interest us and add topics to follow manually.

Customize Google Discover


To customize Discover news, you can touch the button with three dots above each news: we can stop following a topic, hide that news or, on the contrary, put a topic as a favorite, so as to have more content based on our personal tastes. To manage all the visible contents of Discover, click on Other at the bottom right, open the menu Settings, we press on Interests and press on Your interests or on Content blocked.

In the screens we can receive updates on the weather, on the time to get to work or home, on the sports results of the teams followed, on stock shares, on topics considered interesting, on elections, on football matches, on flights, on price reductions. of the products searched on the internet and on the activities to do. This information is customized based on where we are, based on searches made with Google and by looking in emails if you use Gmail. Information on incoming packages, flights and commitments are extracted from the emails received.

Discover is also integrated into Google Chrome, on the main tab. If deactivated, it can be activated in the Google Chrome settings for Android and iPhone, while if it is already active you will be able to see, in the home tab, the news that should interest us. Next to the word Discover, you will notice a gear button that allows you to choose your favorite topics, exclude sources and websites, in the same way as the Google app. Discover personalization is also based on Google history, on searches made, sites visited and apps used recently.

Whenever you do a Google search, for example looking for a movie title such as "Game of Thrones", scrolling through the search results should show a colored tab with a button to follow the topic. So you can follow the news on the Iron Throne in order to receive and read updates on the first page of the Google app and, if activated, to receive notifications whenever there is news. This button to follow topics appears whenever you are looking for something popular, such as the name of a movie, an actor, a singer, a sports team, a multinational company.

Ovviamente non compare se si cercano cose come "", anche se con il Google Discover attivo ogni ricerca diventa un interesse. Guardando, infatti, la schermata principale che compare toccando la barra di ricerca o l'app Google su Android, si potranno scorrere verso il basso notizie riguardanti cose che abbiamo cercato in passato. Cercando quindi si potranno leggere i titoli degli articoli pi霉 recenti di questo blog.

Conclusions


Google Discover learns and changes following our habits and interests, trying to provide the most truthful and most updated information on each news and also taking care of the user's preferences regarding his favorite topics, the blogs he follows and the most visited sites. It will not therefore be a revolution in the way of using the internet, but it remains a net added value for every smartphone.

To learn more we can also read our guides Google Assistant settings on Android, iPhone and Nest e Most useful widget for Android smartphones to start the day.



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