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Set up your Google News publication

You can design, brand, and customize your publication for Google News on, Android, and iOS.

To get started, log in to Publisher Center, select your publication, and click on Google News.

Add a description

Users can use the text you provide in your description to search for your publication in Google News. Make sure your publication description is at least 140 characters.

Select a category

When you set up your publication, be sure to classify it appropriately so that readers can find it under the correct category in Google News.

List of categories

The list of categories available in the Publisher Center may not be exactly the same as the list of categories visible to users in Google News, as the catalog is adjusted to optimize the browsing experience for readers. Sometimes similar categories may be combined.

Here’s a list of the categories available to publishers in the Publisher Center, and how they correlate with the categories that are available to users: 

In the Publisher Center In the Newsstand tab in Google News


Home & garden

Real estate



Home & garden



Crafts & hobbies


Fashion & style

Food & drink

Home & garden

Men's lifestyle

Parenting & children




Social good

Special interest


Women's lifestyle

Special interest

News & politics



News & politics
Health & fitness Health & fitness
Science & technology Science & technology



Food & drink Food & drink


Important: Any changes to your international distribution settings are effective immediately.

By default, links to content from your publication are available to readers worldwide. If you'd prefer to limit this, you can either allow or block specific countries from seeing links to content from your publication.

You can also find your content on either all search results or only within specific Google products, such as Chromecast, Google Play, and Google Assistant.

Learn more about Text-to-Speech News on Assistant.

Change your distribution settings

  1. Open Publisher Center.
  2. Select your publication.
  3. Click Google News and thenEdit.
  4. In the “Distribution” section, under “Countries,” click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  5. Select the countries you want to allow or block.
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