Customize what you see in Discover

You can choose the types of cards you want to see in Discover in the Google app or when you’re browsing the web on your phone. For example, you can see updates for your favorite TV show or sports team.

Step 1: Turn on Web & App Activity

To customize Discover, turn on "Web & App Activity,” which saves your searches, browsing history, and other activity in your Google Account.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, visit the Activity controls page.
  2. Turn on Web & App Activity.

Step 2: Choose the types of cards you want to see

Follow or unfollow topics from the Google app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open your Google app Google .
  2. At the top left, tap More More and then Discover.
  3. Choose topics to add or delete:
    • Add: At the top, tap Follow Topics.
    • Delete: Next to the topic, tap Remove Remove. If you don't see this option, you haven't followed any topics yet.

Unfollow topics from your browser

  1. On your iPhone, go to google.com in your browser.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under “Discover,” tap Manage interests.
  4. Uncheck any topics you don’t want to see updates for.

Note: This feature may not be available in all languages and countries.

Follow new topics

When you search for an interest, you can follow it to get updates in Discover.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open your Google app Google .
    • You can also go to google.com on your iPhone in your browser. Note: This feature may not be available in all languages and countries.
  2. Search for an interest, like a TV show or a sports team.
  3. If you see a card with "Follow," tap Follow Add.

Step 3: Change how often you see topics in Discover

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open your Google app Google .
    • You can also go to google.com on your iPhone in your browser. Note: This feature may not be available in all languages and countries.
  2. At the bottom right of the card you like, tap Control Control.
  3. Tap More More to see more cards for this topic.
    • If you don’t want to unfollow a topic, but you want to see less of it in Discover, tap Less Less.
Stop seeing certain topics or stories from certain sources
  1. Open your Google app Google or go to google.com in your browser.
  2. At the top right of the card, tap More Organize and then Not interested in [Topic] or Not interested in stories from [Source].

Note: This feature may not be available in all languages and countries.

Bring back a card you removed
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open your Google app Google .
  2. At the top left, tap More More and then Discover.
  3. Under "Following," tap View all settings.
  4. Find the category for the topic you removed. Then, tap View all settings.
  5. Under “Not Interested," find the topic. Then, tap Remove .

 

Change which ads you see

You can’t stop seeing all ads, but you can change which ads you see. You can recognize these cards by the word “Ad”. To stop seeing ads from a certain advertiser:

  1. At the top right of an ad from that advertiser, tap More Organize and then Why am I seeing this ad?
  2. Turn off Show ads from [advertiser].

To change which ads you see, go to Ads Settings. Discover can personalize which ads you see based on some of your Google settings and activities. To see and adjust past activity saved to your Google Account, go to My Activity.

Control video autoplay

Videos in Discover could start playing automatically without sound. You can turn these video previews on or off, and change when they play. Learn how to change your Google app settings or change your Google Search browser settings.

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