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YouTube introduces ‘breaking news’ feed

21 August 2017
YouTube introduces 'breaking news' feed

YouTube has launched a new ‘breaking news’ feed on both its home page and mobile apps.

The new section, which launched on Friday, appears in a similar way to a recommended channel on the site’s homepage, and as a scrollable carousel on the mobile app.

The section is filled with stories from recognised news outlets on the current affairs in the user’s part of the world. If the user isn’t interested, they can dismiss the breaking news bar.

It’s not yet known whether Google is populating the section via an algorithm or whether it will hire a team of editors to curate the news.

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