How to Turn Off Google News App Notifications

In this post, you’ll see:

  • Hide sources you don’t like
  • Save a Story
  • Share your stories preferences with Google News
  • Turn Off Google News Auto Play
  • Turn Off Google News Notifications
  • Activate Google News Dark Theme
  • Enable or disable mini-maps on Google News Android
  • Enable or disable data saving mode on Google News Android

Here, I use the Google News app Android and iPhone. Let’s start.

Turn Off Google News Notifications

Here’s how you can turn off Google News app notifications on Android and iPhone:

Open the Google News app.

Click on your profile picture at the top.

Tap “Settings” or “Google Message Settings” if you are on an iPhone.

Click “Notifications.” Disable the button next to “Collect Notifications.”

Note: To enable notifications, follow the steps above, but instead of disabling, enable. If you are on an iPhone, you may see a pop-up where you need to tap “Allow.”

Hide sources you don’t like

In the app, tap the three vertical or three horizontal dots under the story of the source you don’t like.

Now you see “Hide all stories from the source name” or “Hide stories from the source name” – tap the option to hide the source. Remember, if you hide a source, you won’t see it.

Here is how you can view and hide the sources you are hiding:

On your iPhone, tap your profile picture > Settings or Google News Settings and click “Sources & Topics you see less of.”

Now you can see the sources you are hiding. If you prefer to hide a source, tap the icon next to it.

Save a Story

If you prefer, you can save a story. Remember that saving a story is like creating a bookmark, and here are the steps:

Click on the three horizontal or three vertical dots if you’re on Android under the history you want to save. Tap the “Save for later” option.

That’s all. History is saved.

You can view stored stories as follows: Tap Next at the bottom to see the “Saved Stories” section. Tap the “View and manage all” option. You can now view all stored stories.

You can remove the stored story and here’s how: tap the three horizontal dots below the stored story. Tap the “Remove from stored stories” option.

Share your stories preferences with Google News

If you like or dislike a story and want to see more or less of it, you can let the Google News app know, and here’s how:

Tap the three vertical or three horizontal dots when you’re on the iPhone under the story you like or dislike.

More stories like this – tap this if you want to see more stories like this. Fewer stories like this – tap this if you want to see fewer stories like this.

Turn Off Google News Auto Play

The Google News app autoplay videos by default. You can stop it if you’re not a fan, and here’s how on Android and iPhone:

Open the Google News app. Click on your profile picture at the top. If you are on an iPhone, tap “Settings” or “Google News Settings.” Tap “Autoplay Videos.”

Now you can see the following three options:

  • Enabled – this option plays videos automatically regardless of your Internet connection. This option is the default option.
  • Wi-Fi only – this option only plays videos automatically if you have a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Disabled – this option stops automatic playback.

Select “Disabled.”

Enable Google News Dark Mode

Android

Open the Google News app and click on the top right of your profile picture > Settings > Dark Theme.

In the pop-up, you will see the following options:

Always, Automatically at night & battery saver, battery saver only and never.

Note: If you activate Dark mode on your iPhone, you can also see the Google News app in Dark mode.

Google News Mini Cards Activate or deactivate Android

By default, you can see large maps on Google News. If you prefer small maps, follow these steps:

Start the Google News app by clicking on your profile picture > Settings at the top right. Click on “Mini-Maps.” Remember that blue means enabled.

Google News Data Saver Mode to enable or disable Android

Open the Google News app, click your profile picture > Settings at the top right, and tap “Data Saving Mode.”

In the pop-up, you will see these options – Automatic, Enabled, and Disabled. Select the one you prefer.

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