How to Personalize the Google Discover Feed on Android

google discovery feed

The Google Discover feed on your Android phone or tablet lets you find interesting news, sports scores, and other content without having to search for it. Discover relies on learning your interests to bring up relevant information. We will show you how to customize it.

Where is the Google Discover feed?

The Google Discover feed is simply a tab in the Google mobile app. Some Android launchers, especially the Pixel Launcher, include a special pane on your left-most home screen for the Discover stream. You can also quickly visit the feed through the Google widget.

google user interface
Discover pane in Pixel Launcher (left), Discover tab in Google app (right).

Personalize your interests

First, go to the “Google Discover” tab in the Google app on your Android device.

google discovery tab

Discover displays the weather forecast for your location at the top of the screen. Below, you’ll see all the content that Google thinks you’ll be interested in. This content is based on what you explicitly tell Google and certain assumptions based on your web activity.

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The first way to personalize the flow is to act on the maps displayed. Each card has a “Control” icon and a three-dot menu icon in the lower right corner.

google discover icons

The three-dot menu will give you more information about the menu. In this case, we can see that the subject is “Disney +”. From there you can “Follow” the topic, hide the story, say you are “not interested”, block the source of the content (the website it came from), or “Manage interests. “.

discover more information on the subject

By pressing the “Control” icon, you can choose to display “More” or “Less” of the subject in the thread. Tap this icon again at any time to reset your preferences.

discover the card control button

Keep scrolling down and you’ll likely see a “Learn More” section. This is another way to personalize your interests from the feed. Tap on one of the topics to expand it.

discover more section

You will get a preview of some of the stories you will see related to the topic. Press “Follow” to add the subject to your interests.

follow a new topic

The other way you can manage your interests is at a more granular level. Tap the three-dot menu icon on a map and select “Manage Points of Interest”.

press manage points of interest

Then select “Your interests”.

select your interests

If you’ve followed any topics before, you’ll see them at the top of the page. Below you will see the topics that Google has selected “Based on your activity”. Here are the topics that Google thought this might interest you.

Tap the ‘+’ icon to follow the topic or tap the crossed out icon to hide it.

add or hide topics

Note that you do not to have to browse this entire list. It will probably be quite long and filled with very random topics. Some topics will never appear in your Discover feed. Act on the cards that to do appearing in the stream is a more effective way to refine the experience.

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