Yahoo today announced that it’s revamping the way it aggregates news content and in the process launching redesigned commenting, news discovery, and notification features to users on Android, iOS, and through its Yahoo homepage on the web.
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Not only will the experience be consistent across platforms now, the entire experience has been given a fresh coat of paint and new features with Yahoo noting that it’s “made it easier to discover and create conversations with a community around engaging content and follow the latest developing stories in a nearly infinite news stream.”
Here’s what’s new for news discovery:
With this update, we’ve made it possible to sift through more content in less time. You no longer need to open individual articles in multiple browser tabs; instead, you can simply scroll through related stories inline. Up top, our editors pick some of the most important stories you need to know, alongside content most relevant to you. For a more in-depth understanding of a story, see related stories by clicking the “heart” icon, or clicking through to find additional related stories below each article. Over time, as you click on more content, the Yahoo stream becomes more tailored to your interests. The more you use the app and homepage, the better your experience will be.
With the update you’ll also find it easier to find and hop into conversations surrounding stories, with comments now surfaced in-line, neatly folding out from underneath an article when requested.
And lastly, you’ll now be able to follow the latest stories and trends as well as receive notifications on updates directly to your mobile device or on the web.
The updated Yahoo app for Android (and the iOS app and Yahoo homepage) should be rolling out shortly.