Google will soon unveil a refreshed News tab that places a priority on publishers, rather than headlines.
The company today tweeted a preview of the redesigned news section for the desktop version of its search engine, which will roll out to users over the next few weeks. The change falls in line with recent efforts by the search giant to be more responsive to the needs of publishers and cut down on fake news.
While it’s too early to tell what exactly the revamped News tab will accomplish, it’s clear that it’s a step in an entirely different direction.
A look at the “Before and After” GIF of the News tab reveals that prominent news publishers are highlighted clearly on top, and the staggered look of numerous news headlines stacked on top of each other is gone. Instead, the tweaked News tab resembles the card format of the main Google news page or the Google news experience on mobile.