Google Search Adds Full Coverage Feature to Provide More Context to News Articles

Google Search gets full coverage functionality, the company said in a blog post on Monday. The feature helps users get a full picture of a news article from a range of sources, especially for complex news topics that are marked by continuous updates. The full coverage feature debuted on Google News in 2018, and with its launch on Google Search, it’s becoming easier for people to understand complex news while searching for information. Full coverage in Google Search is available on mobile devices from now on.

While searching for continuously changing hot topics, the coronavirus pandemic for example, users will see a carousel of articles at the top of their search results that highlight relevant news. They can access the Full Coverage page by scrolling to the end of the Top Stories carousel or by pressing the button. More news on option that appears just below this carousel. Users will then be redirected to a page that gives them different views and angles regarding the development of news from different publishers.

“With this launch, we are introducing new technology capable of detecting long-running news stories that span multiple days, like the Super Bowl, weeks or months like the COVID-19 pandemic. We then organize the Full Coverage page to make it easy for people to find the main news, as well as additional content such as explanations and local coverage that is helpful in understanding these complex stories, ”says Itamar Snir, Google News product manager. , in the blog post.

When the full coverage feature debuted in Google News in 2018, users were able to see top headlines from various sources, videos, local reports, FAQs, social comments, and a timeline of the stories that unfolded. over time. Google News then used a set of AI techniques to take a constant stream of information as it hits the internet and then analyze it in real time to organize it into storylines.

Full research coverage has been launched on mobile devices, starting with English in the United States. It is expected to be rolled out in more languages ​​and regions in the coming months.


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