As we have already explored, Google News is a fantastic means of delivering
insightful news stories that matter to you in a style of your choosing (a drop-down menu at the top of the screen allows you to choose between Modern, Headlines, Compact and Classic). But did you know that Google News automatically adds some section to your News front page based on how often you have clicked on certain articles in the past? Indeed, this can prove beneficial and slightly unnerving. If you want to seize back control of what you see in your
news page and stop things from being so personal then you can click on the Standard Edition link (which is specific to your region) at the bottom of the Google News homepage. This will not delete any of your News settings
or Web History and will switch you to a non-personalised version of Google News for the duration of your current session. If you later find that you wish to reverse this option then simply scroll down and click on Personalised Edition to revert things back to how they were. We’ll guide you through the process in this tutorial.
Switch to a standard news feed
1: Scroll down news
From your main, personalised Google News page, scroll down to the very bottom and you will see two options – Standard Edition and Personalised Edition. The latter will be blacked out as it is in use.
2: Switch editions
Click on Standard Edition and your news will be standardised and not personalised to your stated tastes and based on the articles you have previously read. It will remain such until you end your session.
3: Reversing the process
If you find later on that you prefer the personal touch then you can reverse the process quickly and easily by scrolling down the page and then clicking on the Personalised Edition link.
4: Find out more
You can read up on this feature, and many more Google News-related features that you may not know about, by clicking on the ‘Learn more’ link next to the Personalised Edition link.