The new AI-powered Google News app is now available on iOS

I’ve been playing with this news app. An interesting approach, very customizable. If you download it, be sure to tap the “…” icon next to each story for more options.

This is especially valuable in the For You tab, where it lets you select “More stories like this” and “Fewer stories like this”. Helps the app learn your prefs.

Note that the app requests access to your location. Presumably, this is to help customize the local stories feed. But I felt uncomfortable enabling that access. A comment on the times we live in, I think.