Google changed its mobile homepage for the first time in years

Google's interest-focused Discover feed launches on mobile web

Google Discover will provide you information about your interests, like your favorite news site or sports team, without having to search for them. They are available on any mobile browser, including Safari on iOS and Chrome on Android.

Google has started rolling out its new Discover feed to US users visiting google.com on a mobile device.

The Google homepage, well-known for a sparse layout that spotlightt the Google logo search box, is getting one of its most significant revamps meant to make it easier to explore areas of interest.

How does Google know what to show me in Google Discover?

The search giant Google has updated its homepage for mobile devices supporting both Android and iOS devices in the U.S. It now features the new version of Discover Feed. To customize the feed, all you have to do is open the menu on the top-right corner of a particular card and dismiss it to indicate your disinterest in the topic. You'll additionally discover sports scores, YouTube carousels and comparative cards to provoke your interest.

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Don't want Google Discover? Then, click "Discover" and "Don't show on homepage". By scrolling down, you can see the highlights of each story and select any items that interest you. Clicking the topic displays more related articles and allows users to follow the topic. You won't have to deal with cards showing up every time simply because you found a subject interesting once. For example, if you're learning to play the piano, Discover might show you content for beginners.

The feed also marks more of a philosophical shift for Google.

Shopping is a big possible use case for this functionality, while Google notes that websites owners will benefit from another way to get content discovered.

Google has about 94% of the mobile search engine market share worldwide and a 92% share on all platforms, StatCounter estimates, and faces few threats from other companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and Baidu, which is the leading search service in China's restricted marketplace.

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