Google app Stories Today

The latest beta update to the Google app is rolling out this evening with more details about several in-development features. Most notable is the customizable search widget possibly nearing a launch, while there are more details about smart displays.

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Google app Stories February 16

In April of last year, the Google app began testing a built-in screenshot editor. Over subsequent updates, the app made some tweaks to the functionality, however it has yet to rollout to everyone. Today, the feature is finally doing so with version 7.21 and provides users with sharing and editing tools for screenshots taken in the Google Feed and Search.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Google app Stories February 9

The latest beta version of the Google app is rolling out earlier than expected on a Friday evening. Version 7.21 hints at future devices gaining a hardware Assistant button, while users may soon get the ability to set default speakers and TVs to play content through. Meanwhile, this update enables the ability to “donate” images taken by Google Lens.

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Google app Stories February 7

About a year ago, the Google app for Android and iOS added a carousel of shortcuts just underneath the Search bar. Highlighting Search’s various built-in capabilities, Google announced this week that the shortcuts are being removed.

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Google app Stories February 1

Google app testing a ‘Feed’ shortcut on the search bar widget

Last year, we spotted the Google app testing a customizable search bar that was only ever rolled out to a small set of users. In the meantime, the Google app is testing another tweak that adds a new shortcut to the Google Feed.

Google app Stories January 29

In the last version two weeks ago, the Google app teased primary and secondary languages for Assistant, as well as revealing more about smart displays. An update rolling out today reveals that custom hotwords might be coming to Assistant. Meanwhile, version 7.20 also details more about bilingual support, offline podcast downloads, and more. expand full story

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