Breaking news and top news on YouTube

Breaking news information panel in Search

An information panel providing breaking news may appear when there is a significant news event. When there is news of this nature, we may provide sections from a verified news article while the story is still developing. The information panel will also link directly to the news website, so that you can easily access and read the full article about the event.

Breaking News shelf on the homepage

A Breaking News shelf appears on the YouTube homepage, except for users under 18. When there is a significant news event, the breaking news shelf on the homepage can be found by scrolling down the YouTube homepage. The breaking news shelf on the homepage is dismissible if a user is not interested. 

Note: This is different from the information panel providing breaking news context in search results, as the information panel will only include text-based snippets from a news article, while the content on the homepage will include YouTube videos when available.

Top news shelf in Search

A Top News shelf in Search shows up if you look for news for which we have relevant content from verified news sources. The Top News shelf will show up regardless of age.

Note: The channels featured on the "Breaking News shelf on the homepage" and the "Top News shelf in search" only include news sites that have been approved by Google News. If a partner would like to have their channel or site considered, they can find more guidelines here.

Top news shelf on your homepage

A top news shelf on your homepage may surface if you watch or search for news content. The top news shelf will show up regardless of age, and will include relevant content from verified news sources.

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