Google News Adds Larger Images, Realtime Updates & Google+ Comments

Google News announced they have added three large changes to Google News. They include larger images on the main page; a realtime coverage page to surface the latest articles and commentary; and relevant Google+ posts for a new social perspective.

To me, it pretty much looks like Google is looking for ways to inject Google+ all over Google News. But let’s explore the new changes that are rolling out to the U.S. edition of Google News over the next week.

Notice the larger image on the story plus the Google+ comment from U.S. Department of State Google+ account:

Google News has a new “realtime coverage” button next to stories and when you click on it you are taken to that coverage, accompanied by Google+ discussion on the right hand side:

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  • C.J. Land

    Thanks Barry for the Google update.

  • Nicole Miller

    Well now, **this** I like!

  • Lorelei Layford

    Google is going to take major changes but today in google page rank update, i didn’t see any major changes positive for any site.

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