Google declutters its news tab on desktop search pages with a fresh look
The News tabon Googleâs search results pages is a pretty big deal when youâre trying to keep up with the world: for many people, itâs their quickest way to find news stories on topics theyâre interested in. The search giant is now revamping this section on desktop â where it looks cluttered and hard to scan â to bring it in line with its mobile equivalent and improve readability.
As perÂ Google News Initiativeâs tweet, each link will have its own card, allowing for more space. For instance, if you search for âwomenâs soccer world cup,â stories from major news organizations will show up in boxes, and other links will have their individual cards â as opposed to a jumble of links like youâre currently used to.
You can also click on each card to see the preview of the story. Hit the play button in the video embedded in the tweet for a closer look.
Over the next couple weeks weâre rolling out a redesigned News tab in Search on desktop. The refreshed design makes publisher names more prominent and organizes articles more clearly to help you find the news you need. Check it out ð pic.twitter.com/xa2aZfO4Qd
â Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) July 11, 2019
Publishers will also possibly benefit from the redesign, as it now prominently shows links and the name of the publication for each news story. Plus, the cards layout will show the full headline instead of displaying it until a certain character limit as shown in the screengrabÂ below.
The update is planned to roll out over a few weeks, so it might be a while before you see the refreshed page design.