Google Discover now uses hashtags or tags in its news

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Reading the news has been the morning routine for many in Spain for decades before smartphones became popular. Newspapers are still the main source, now in full struggle with social networks.

Before paper was the norm, now screens are. Google knows this and that’s why it designed Discover, one of the simplest and most widely used apps in its ecosystem.

Google Discover now uses tags

The latest update of this application integrated in most Android mobiles has added a new way of navigating between different news, labels, hashtags that are used massively on social networks such as Twitter.

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That element appears, as you can see in the images, at the bottom of each news item, just below the image and the text. Sometimes there is a single tag although in others you can see several, always related to the subject of the article.

For now it is a feature that only some users have been able to see so it is possible that Google is doing A / B tests in which it uses different elements for different groups of users and studies what works best.

Hopefully soon this feature will reach the whole world, and that in more countries paid news can be accessed from Discover as it already happens in some places.

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