A Guide on Google News App

In this post, we’ll see:

In this instance, I am using Google News app (Android and iPhone). Let us begin.

Hide Sources You Do Not Like

In the app, tap the three vertical dots (or three horizontal dots if you are on iPhone) beneath the story of the source you dislike.

Now, you can see “Hide all stories from source name” or “Hide stories from source name” – tap the option to hide the source. Remember that when you hide a source, you will not see them.

Here is how you can view and unhide the sources you hide:

Tap profile picture > Settings (or Google News settings if you are on iPhone). Hit “Sources & topics you see less of.”

Now, you can see the sources you hide. If you prefer to unhide any, then tap the icon beside 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:

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Hit the three horizontal dots or three vertical dots (if you are on Android) beneath the story you like to save. Tap the “Save for later” option.

That is all. The story is saved.

You can view saved stories by following these steps: Tap Following at the bottom. There you can see the “Saved stories” section. Tap the “View all and manage” option. Now, you can view all the saved stories.

You can remove a saved story and here is how: tap the three horizontal dots beneath the saved story. Tap “Remove from saved stories” option.


Tell Google News Your Stories Preference

If you like or dislike a story and you want to see more or less of it, then you can let Google News app about it and here is how:

Tap the three vertical dots (or three horizontal dots if you are on iPhone) beneath the story you like or dislike.

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

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Turn Off Google News Auto Play

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

Open Google News app. Hit profile picture at the top. Tap “Settings” or “Google News settings” (if you’re on iPhone). Tap “Autoplay videos.”

Now, you can see the following three options:

  • Enabled – this option auto play videos regardless of internet connection. This one is the default option.
  • Wi-Fi only – this option auto play videos only if you’re on the Wi-Fi connection.
  • Disabled – this option stops auto play.

Choose “Disabled.”


Turn Off Google News Notifications

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

Open Google News app. Hit profile picture at the top. Tap “Settings” or “Google News settings” (if you’re on iPhone).

Hit “Notifications.” Disable the toggle switch beside “Get notifications.”

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


Enable Google News Dark Mode

Android

Open Google News app. Hit profile picture at the top right > Settings > Dark theme.

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In the pop-up, you can see these options:

Always, Automatically (at night & Battery Saver), Battery Saver only, and Never. Choose the one you prefer (except Never).

Note: If you enable dark mode on your iPhone, you can see the Google News app too in dark mode.


Enable or Disable Google News Mini Cards (Android)

By default, you can see big cards on Google News. If you prefer small cards, then follow the below steps:

Launch the Google News app. Hit profile picture at the top right > Settings. Hit “Mini cards.” Remember that the Blue means enabled.


Enable or Disable Google News Data Saver Mode (Android)

Open Google News app. Hit profile picture at the top right > Settings. Tap “Data Saver mode.”

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


I hope that this guide on Google News (notifications, auto play, mini cards, hide sources, save a story, Data Saver mode, dark mode, and telling Google News your stories preference) is useful to you.

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Written by Thirumal raj. Check out more posts here: Android, iPhone.