Google Discover Stories August 18
Google Discover Stories August 17
Neat tool replaces Google Discover w/ Google Now-like ‘Snapshot’ on rooted Android phones
Google Discover has filled the spot on the left-most panel of many Android homescreens for years now, but it replaced a tool that had some genuinely useful functions. Now, a new tool from a talented Android developer offers users the choice between Discover and “Snapshot,” the offering that replaced Google Now.
Google Discover Stories July 27
With Tokyo 2020 well underway, there’s just a barrage of news about various events, results, and medal standings. Google Discover is highlighting a hub of sorts that’s quite a nice way to keep track of all things Olympics.
Google Discover Stories July 23
Google Discover Stories June 30
Google Discover Stories June 22
Starting on Android 12, Google is rolling out the next big redesign of Discover. This visual revamp of the feed was first introduced on iOS and is now coming to Android.
Google Discover Stories May 26
Google Discover Stories April 14
The latest beta version of the Google app includes a redesign of the homescreen Discover feed on Android 12 that revamps the header and removes the search bar.
Google Discover Stories April 2
Google Discover exists to the left of most Android homescreens, the dedicated Search app, and Chrome’s New Tab page. It’s meant to show articles, videos, and – increasingly – stories that are relevant to your interests. Publishers have been seeing significant drops in traffic from Google Discover, with many associating them with changes that have also impacted the quality of what appears.
Google Discover Stories March 28
Google Discover is increasingly showing old news and content for some
With Discover, Google wants to “help you uncover fresh and interesting content about things that matter to you.” Something appears to have recently changed with Google Discover as more than a few users are increasingly being served old news and more evergreen articles.
Google Discover Stories March 26
Over the past week, Google Discover has made two tweaks to the feed’s design. The first sees Posts on Google get a more prominent Discover layout, while sports carousels have been removed to improve usability.
Google Discover Stories March 15
Google Discover Stories March 12
Google Discover gets auto-advancing slideshow ad format
Alongside web articles, YouTube videos, and Web Stories, advertising frequently appears in the Google feed available to the left of most Android homescreens. Google Discover is now getting a new ads slideshow format that automatically moves you to the next image.
Google Discover Stories February 27
Google Discover Stories February 23
Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world
A year ago, Google’s Area 120 incubator launched an HTML5 gaming platform to “test whether lightweight, casual games would resonate with people who use the internet via low memory devices on 2G and 3G networks.” Proving popular, these HTML5 games are now being coming to Discover, Assistant, and Chrome for Next Billion Users (NBU).
Google Discover Stories February 2
Google Discover Stories January 29
Google Discover tests marking each article with hashtags
Google’s interest-based stories field is to the left of even more Android homescreens following the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and continued One UI 3.1 rollout. Google Discover is now interestingly testing applying hashtags to every article that appears.
Google Discover Stories January 14
Google Discover Stories January 4
The Google Discover feed is a useful place to keep up with new stories you’re interested in, but the functionality becomes even handier when it’s a part of the homescreen. That experience is only available on select devices such as Pixels, but starting on the Galaxy S21, Samsung may finally adopt Google Discover.
Google Discover Stories December 17, 2020
Google is upgrading its Discover feed with some new recommendation options, including a Google TV-like “What to watch” for movies, as well as beauty and apparel recommendations.
Google Discover Stories December 10, 2020
Google’s Discover Feed is more or less in a constant state of flux thanks to tests, experiments, and tweaks. It now looks as though Google is testing a clean, cardless Discover Feed.
Google Discover Stories October 19, 2020
Google Discover linking to Google News full coverage, tests ‘hearts’ for feedback
After adding a Web Stories carousel, Google Discover is making two tweaks to cards. The first sees a “heart” being used for feedback, while Discover on some articles will link to Google News full coverage.
Google Discover Stories October 6, 2020
Google Discover Stories September 23, 2020
To the left of most Android homescreens is a personalized feed of articles, YouTube videos, and — increasingly — AMP Stories. Google Discover is now offering episode recommendations from Google Podcasts for some users.
Google Discover Stories August 24, 2020
Google Discover Stories July 10, 2020
Google Discover Stories June 25, 2020
Google Discover Stories June 7, 2020
[Update: Fixed] Latest Google app beta crashes when you customize Discover on Android
A bug with the latest Google app beta today sees the Discover feed available to the left of Android homescreens consistently crash. This issue affects both Google and non-Pixel devices.
Google Discover Stories May 27, 2020
Google Discover Stories May 19, 2020
Google Discover not loading for some on Android due to sign-in error
Discover provides a feed of personalized articles that are usually relevant to your interests. A sign-in error where no stories load is plaguing Google Discover on Android today.
Google Discover Stories April 30, 2020
Google appears to be testing a new ‘heart’ preference option for the content shown on your Discover personal information and news feed.
Google Discover Stories April 21, 2020
Google Discover grouping together ‘COVID-19 news’ in one list
Earlier this month, Google noted how coronavirus-related searches are surpassing its most common and consistent queries. For its part, the company is surfacing resources everywhere from Search to Assistant. Google Discover is now compiling COVID-19 news into one glanceable card.
Google Discover Stories April 14, 2020
Google Discover Stories March 23, 2020
As the novel coronavirus has spread globally, it’s vital that the right information to be made available to everyone. In its continued efforts, today Google has added a new “coronavirus tips” shortcut to Assistant, as well as another shortcut for finding the latest news on the subject.
Google Discover Stories March 16, 2020
Google today lets you control Discover by hiding stories and publications, as well as specifying interests. Users can now “Report content” that appears in Google Discover with a number of available reasons.
Google Discover Stories November 13, 2019
Google Discover recommending more interests for you to follow
Over the past day, some Google Discover users have been served a “Discover more” recommendations card that prompts them to customize their feeds with more interests. There’s also a home view for topics and tweaked article cards.
Google Discover Stories August 27, 2019
Google Discover Stories August 15, 2019
Google app gains prominent share button when browsing Discover, Search
The Google app has added a useful share shortcut when viewing Discover articles or Search results on Android. Appearing in the top-right corner, it’s elevated from the browser’s otherwise long overflow menu.
Google Discover Stories July 19, 2019
The Google Discover feed is a handy way to keep up on your interests when it comes to news articles or even videos. On some of its self-branded smartphones, however, T-Mobile is now showing its own bloat alongside the Google Discover feed, but not in the way you might think.
Google Discover Stories June 3, 2019
Google Discover Stories May 14, 2019
Google Discover Stories April 12, 2019
Nova Launcher update delivers Google Discover dark mode support, Numeric Dots
Android users have been clamoring for dark mode support for a couple of years now, and it’s finally starting to happen. This week, one of the most popular third-party launchers, Nova Launcher, has brought over a bit more darkness by supporting Google Discover’s dark theme.
Google Discover Stories April 10, 2019
Google Search Console adds new site traffic report for Google Discover
Introduced last year, Google Discover is the company’s latest implementation of the Google Feed. With 800M monthly active users thanks to availability on Android, iOS, and the mobile web, Google is now providing some publishers with traffic data from the source.
Google Discover Stories March 17, 2019
Google Doodles now appear in the Pixel Launcher’s Discover feed
Google Doodles appear in a number of prominent places from Google.com to Chrome’s New Tab page. On Android, it appears in the Google app, and now in the Google Discover feed available to the left of the Pixel Launcher.
Google Discover Stories January 24, 2019
Google Discover Stories January 7, 2019
To coincide with the company’s 20th anniversary, Google in September announced big updates to Discover — previously known as the Google Feed. Besides the rebrand and other visual tweaks, it is more interest-based and will feature other types of content. This is beginning to more widely roll out today, along with a proper dark theme for Discover on the Pixel Launcher. expand full story
Google Discover Stories November 8, 2018
OnePlus 6T supports Google Feed/Discover, but only on the T-Mobile version for now
The Google Feed (now Google Discover) may not be the Google Now we once knew and loved, but it’s still an excellent way to find web content directly from your homescreen. Several Android OEMs have adopted the Pixel’s left-most screen to access this feature, but OnePlus hasn’t. That is, until now, as OnePlus 6T Google Discover support is available, sort of.
Google Discover Stories October 27, 2018
One of the most notable steps Google took last month to prepare for the next 20 years of Search is Google Discover. A rebrand of the Google Feed, it is part of the company’s efforts to surface information without users actively having to ask for it. Google Discover is now beginning to roll out in google.com on mobile devices.