Google News Now Supports Bilingual Feeds on Android and iOS

Nov 4, 2019
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Google News isn't the company's flashiest or feature-rich app but is used by millions across the world for their daily fix of current events. Apart from a new look, Google News has received little in the way of updates. Today, Google just announced that Google News will now allow users to add news feeds in two different languages. According to Google's blog post:

Today, more than 60% of people around the world speak and consume news across two or more languages. Finding articles in these languages can be challenging, since it requires you to search for topics across various apps and websites.

The new feature will allow you to add articles from an additional language to your Google News feed. Additionally, you can even add a “region of interest,” which will get you news from a region of your choice (that isn't your current location.) Google says that this will help users “learn more about a culture or to catch up on what’s going on elsewhere.” With this, you can stay up to date on the news in English and another language at the same time and read articles from local news outlets in both languages alongside one another. You’ll be able to connect with any of your favorite publishers and topics from anywhere around the world.

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Furthermore, your previous personalization preferences still remain the same, so you don't have to go around reconfiguring those once you add a new source. Bilingual feed support is already rolled out to Google News for Android and iOS in 141 countries and 41 language options via a Play Store/App Store update. You can configure it by tapping your profile image in the upper-right corner > Settings > Languages & regions of interest > Add a language and region. You need to set a pair of languages as 'primary' so as to enable the 'see more from here' option.

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