One of the most important features of Google News is now available in Google Search with the addition of a new “Full Coverage” button, reports indicate. Or, more specifically, a link under the Google search results for specific news that reads “Show full coverage.”
How does “full coverage” work in the news and now in research?
As to how this will work in the real world, Google provided a helpful example, showing the tool in action outside of its popular news app. As you might expect, it works best with long-running news developments. Google therefore chose a search for “covid” in its example.
After performing the search in Google, the results appear to be identical to those previously seen. It is with a glaring change. In the map-based segment of the news page, there is the new Full Coverage button, noted above. This provides access to the News tab with a new user interface specifically for the coverage of this story. And with a header that reads “Full Coverage.”
The news itself is pooled from a wide variety of sources and angles. There are also local source listings, such as a local newspaper or site.
The goal seems to be to provide readers with as much information as possible about storytelling. With the ultimate goal of stemming the ever-growing tide of disinformation and disinformation. It was a long term goal for Google already, so the addition is not too surprising.
When exactly does this happen?
However, whether or not an individual user will see the new feature or not, it depends on location and language. It would already appear for some users in the Google Discover feed. This is the feed found on the other side when browsing homepages on mobile. But it will also appear more widely in search, for example on the desktop rather than just in applications.
For now, the feature is available today in the US and English. Additional languages, locales, and devices outside of the mobile domain will be added in the coming months.