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Google adds ‘Stories’ to its search app for iOS and Android


Early adopters of the format have been using Web Stories on their home page, on social channels, in newsletters and more, in addition to having them featured in Google Search, the company says.n

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Google has been working with a number of publishers to help them create Web Stories for Search and now, its native mobile app. Partners include Forbes, Vice, Refinery29, USA Today, Lonely Planet, Now This, Thrillist, PopSugar, The Dodo, Bustle, Input, Nylon, The Hollywood Reporter, Blavity, PC Gamer, Golfweek and many others. The publishers and Google collaborated on the new product and helped build out its features, Google says.n

To date, more than 2,000 websites have published Stories that have been indexed by Google.n

The update to the Google app on iOS and Android is rolling out today.n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:”

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