Google is updating search results with the Full Coverage feature for breaking news results which gives more details about stories from multiple sources. Full Coverage was initially introduced in Google News. If you are not a daily user of the Google News app you may not have experienced Full Coverage before.
What Is Full Coverage Feature?
The Full Coverage by Google uses artificial intelligence to connect related stories together in real-time. It is created to give users a complete look at how a story is reported on from multiple sources. It, therefore, let users follow the story as it progresses. This feature is basically used for the stories that develop over time. The full Coverage feature will provide more sources in search results for specific stories that have the potential to get more traffic. There are no human editors in this process that are involved in curating the stories and the results shown under the Full Coverage section are not personalized. The same storyline is displayed to every user.
How Full Coverage Feature Looks like?
Users will get to see a View Full Coverage button at the end of the top stories carousel when they search for details on a breaking news story. It can also be seen by selecting “More news on…” under the top stories carousel.
Google claims that the Full Coverage feature is more advanced in the search results rather than the one in Google News as it can figure out long-running stories that run many days.
With this launch, we’re introducing new technology that is able to detect long-running news stories that span many days, like the Super Bowl, to many weeks or months like the COVID-19 pandemic. We then organize the Full Coverage page to help people easily find top news along with additional content like explainers and local coverage that are helpful to understanding these complex stories.
The Full Coverage is now available in Google’s mobile search results beginning with English in the U.S. It is expected to be rolled out to more countries in the coming months.