Google seems to be removing the “Articles for you section, in favor of Google Discover within Chrome for mobile devices. The new feature is accessible within the Chrome version 91.0.4472.80 for an iPhone.
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What is Discover in Chrome?
Discover is an extremely powerful tool that Google makes use of within the Google app for mobile devices to recommend articles for users, based upon their preferences.
Google’s AI automatically creates an interest list in response to the activity of users using Chrome as well as Google Search and it then curates new content from the internet to the user. Google refers to it as the Discover Feed.
The feature ‘Article suggestions’ in Chrome basically utilized the information from your Discover feed to recommend articles on the new tab page in Chrome. Now, with Discover in Chrome, you can control the subjects you’ll see on your Discover feed within the browser.
How do you make Discover work with Chrome?
If you enjoyed the “Articles for you section of Chrome and you’ll love Discover more appealing. Discover is a change from the recommended articles on Chrome which we’ve had a an affectionate and sometimes hateful relationship with.
With Discover You now can control the type of content you will see in the suggested content on Chrome. You can choose to enable or deactivate the subjects that Google’s AI has identified for you using the ‘Manage Interest’ option Discover settings.
But, unlike the “Articles for You” section The Discover feed in Chrome displays articles in both small and large thumbnail (on right) format. Some people are irritated by the format of large thumbnails at some point or another.
How to Manage Your Interests in Discover Settings in Chrome
To alter the Discover options in Google start the browser in a new tab and then tap the Settings gear icon that is next to the label ‘Discover.
After that, click on the option ‘Manage Interests’ from the menu that opens.
The “Interests” page in an entirely new browser tab. Click on “Your Interests” and you’ll see the topics you’re currently following as well as suggested topics that are based on the activity you’ve had.
To de-follow a subject to unfollow a topic, tap the blue tick next it.
To follow a subject that is suggested in light of your activities you simply click the ‘Plus’ (+)’ icon beside the topic’s name. You’ll start receiving stories and news related to the subject in the Discover feed in Chrome.
How to Optimize the Discover Feed Experience in Chrome
Even if you have set the topics you are interested in, Discover could still show you content that you don’t follow, but that could be catch your attention.
If you come across content in the Discover feed that don’t appeal to you, click the menu icon beside the article you want to read within Chrome and select to stop following the subject by choosing the ‘Not interested in the topic.
In the same way, you can stop websites you don’t like reading from appearing on the Discover feed. To do this, click the “Don’t Show Stories from [Website NameOption in the menu of options and you’ll never be able to see any articles on the specific website ever in the future.
Other options that can help you optimize your Discover experience on Chrome include “Hide This Story’ to simply block an article from your view , and Report Content to report false, misleading or violent content that appears in the Discover feed.
How to Enable or Disable Discover in Chrome
If you have the feature ‘Article suggestions’ activated, you’ll need to have Discover activated automatically within the settings of your Chrome browser. If not, you may manually enable it using the settings in your browser.
For you to enable Discover in Chrome, click on the menu icon in the lower-right corner of the browser and select ‘Settings’ from available choices.
After that, scroll down a little to your Chrome Settings screen, and then turn off the switch that is next to “Discover.
Go to the new tab and you will see an Explore feed that is that is based on the topics of your interest.
If at any point you are able to notice that your Discover feed on Chrome distracting it, you can also disable it in your Chrome settings.
To turn off Discover on Chrome, go to Chrome Settings and scroll down and then turn off the switch under the ‘Discover’ tab.
If you decide to deactivate Discover in Chrome, know that you are able to access it via Google App. Google App as well for iPhone and Android. Discover is not accessible on your desktop. Discover from your desktop since Google has built it for mobile devices and therefore, it is accessible only on the mobile device only.