Hello friends! It is possible to customize Google Discover to only show you news and articles that interest you and skip the topics you don’t want to see. Google Discover is that page that shows you news on the left page of your desktop. As well as in the Google application itself. You can also customize what it shows you to suit your tastes. The algorithm doesn’t always get it right, that’s for sure, but luckily you can help Google. So it can improve and show you news on topics that interest you and omit what you don’t like. These tricks are ideal, for example, if you want Google Discover news to focus on movies, technology, mobile, or politics. Since it will make the recommendations better. So, in this post, we will show you 4 tricks to stop Google Discover from showing you news you are not interested in.
Tell Google Discover that you are not interested in the topic
Google Discover may not know you well yet and show you news about some topics. Such as anime series, that you are not interested in. And this has a solution. Google recommends based on your interests. So you can indicate that a particular topic does not interest you. To do this, just click on the ⋮ menu button and click on “I’m not interested in this”.
There is also the option to click just below, on “I’m not interested in [topic]”. So that no more content appears to you, in general, of -following the example- anime series.
Luckily, if you become interested in the topic again after a while. You can undo this and it will be as if you have never given it that you are not interested. So you can change according to your tastes at the time.
Manage your interests
Google Discover offers you the possibility to enter two lists. That compiles all the topics that you have marked that you like and dislike. So you can easily manage both sections to correct errors. If you press the ⋮ menu button and click on Manage my interests. You will be able to access both lists. In which you can add and remove items to clarify what interests you and what does not.
Stop news from a specific media from appearing in your newsfeed
There may be media that, for whatever reason, do not interest you. Google also allows you to stop their news from appearing in your feed. You should think carefully when making this decision. There are many occasions when you can simply mark that you are not interested in the topic and that’s it. If after a while you regret it, you will only have to go to the section to manage your interests and delete the media from the list of topics that do not interest you.
Use the “Like” button
Just like you can mark something as you don’t like. You can do the opposite and indicate that you like it so that Discover’s algorithm gradually learns about your likes. Something that will be useful as time goes by. Tapping on the heart button on the topics you like will cause Discover to interpret that it has done well with that recommendation and show you similar sites. Thanks for reading us. Bye!