Google to roll out redesigned News tab

Google announces redesign for News tab in desktop Search

Google announces redesign for News tab in desktop Search

According to a tweet from Google News Initiative, Google will soon be rolling out a refreshed News tab that will be placing a priority on publishers, rather than headlines.

There are fewer links per page; however particular person stories are featured extra prominently. Although not much is known about the new look, it seems cleaner and packs more emphasis on the publisher and their branding.

Google has been working quite a bit on its news offerings over the past year.

The company has published a before and after look of the News tab and it shows the redesigned News tab will now feature a new "People Also Search For" carousal.

The company announced on Twitter that it's rolling out a refreshed design over the next couple weeks. This update will update the interface, making it easier for users to find news articles relevant to their searches. For example, a search for "MLB" hones in on the most timely MLB topic (National League All-Star voting results) and the stories of three mainstream publishers (CNN, the Washington Post and USA Today) are featured front and center, highlighted in boxes. There's a grid of items with the top news, followed by individual cards for stories from publishers.

It is unclear if the new design with favour larger publishers.

The design includes more white space than the current version but also provides less information per page.