Check or change your Google News settings

You can control your Google News settings. These settings include your language, region, text size and whether videos play automatically.

Note: This feature is only available if you're signed in to your Google account.

Change settings in app

  1. Open your Google News app Google News app.
  2. At the top right, tap your Google account profile picture and then Settings Settings.
  3. Tap the setting that you want to change.

Change story display settings

You can change your settings to see more headlines at once and make story thumbnails smaller. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open your Google News app Google News app.
  2. At the top right, tap your Google account profile picture and then Settings Settings.
  3. Turn on Mini Cards.

Available general settings

Depending on your device and app version, you can set your:

  • Languages and regions of interest
    Pick up to 2 languages and places of interest.
  • Dark theme
    Use dark colours in place of light colours. Turn on or off in device settings. Find out how to manage screen and display settings on Android.
  • Mini cards
    List stories with smaller images and words.
  • Sources and topics that you see less of 
    If you’ve chosen to not see a publication, you can choose to see it again.
  • Data saver mode
    Pick when to save mobile data. 
  • Auto-play videos
    Pick whether to play videos always automatically, never or only on Wi-Fi.
  • Temperature units
    Pick Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin.

Find and control your Web & App Activity 

  1. Open your Google News app Google News app.
  2. At the top right, tap your Google account profile picture and then My Activity. 

Find out how to see and control your Web & App Activity

Available notification settings

You can control your Google News app notifications and daily briefing emails. Learn about Google News notifications.

Available download settings

You can control your Google News app downloads. Find out how to download news stories and magazine issues to read offline.

Personalise your Google News content

You can have Google News show more stories that you’ll like and fewer that you won’t. Learn how to improve what you see.
 

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